Updated July, 2020

Welcome to the FloodWise website, owned and administered by the Fraser Basin Council.

Please read all the terms and conditions on this web page carefully. Your use of this website and any other website owned or operated by the Fraser Basin Council (also known as “FBC” and “the Council”) is conditional on you accepting these terms and conditions. By accessing, reading and making use of this site, you agree, on your behalf and that of any entity for which you are acting, to be bound by the terms and conditions. If you do not wish to be bound by the terms and conditions, you should not use this site.

These terms and conditions, and the agreement they create, will be governed by and interpreted according to the laws of British Columbia and Canada. If any provision of this agreement is unlawful, void or unenforceable, it will not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provision

The Fraser Basin Council may add to or remove, modify or otherwise change any part of the terms and conditions at any time. Changes will be effective when posted on this site. For that reason, check the date at the top of the page to see when this page was last updated. If any change to the terms and conditions is not acceptable to you, you should discontinue using this site immediately. Your continued use of the site after changes to the terms and conditions are posted means you agree to the changed terms and conditions.


FBC makes no representation or warranty of any kind regarding this website or its contents. Any use of or reliance on this site or its contents is at your own sole risk. This site contains information for general educational purposes only. NOTHING on this site can be considered legal advice, professional advice or advice or direction of government agencies. ALWAYS consult directly with the relevant government authorities, legal advisors and other professional advisors for any issues with respect to flood, including flood hazards, flood maps, flood risks, flood risk reduction, development in flood hazard areas, emergency preparedness and response and any other related issue.

Comments on Website

The Fraser Basin Council intends this website to support better awareness of flood hazards and the opportunities for flood risk reduction in the Lower Mainland.

We welcome your comments and suggestions on the site and invite you to email our Communications Manager.

Please note that we do not accept unsolicited submissions of content for the site.

Copyright Notice

Copyright © 2020 by the Fraser Basin Council. All rights reserved.

Copyright in all material on this site, including all HTML, cascading style sheets, templates, software, text, photographs, graphics, documents, audio clips and video clips, is owned by the Fraser Basin Council or is used by the Council with permission of the copyright holder(s). No material on this site may be copied, distributed, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted, disassembled or converted to another form without prior written permission from the Fraser Basin Council, except as stated in the section “Limited Licence” below.

Unauthorized use or adaptation of the Fraser Basin Council or of the FloodWise name, logo, branding and customized design associated with the organization is not permitted, nor is unauthorized use of adaptation of other similar assets of other organizations featured on the site.

Limited Licence

The Fraser Basin Council grants you a limited licence to display on your computer, print, download and use the underlying HTML, text, audio clips, video clips and other content of this website for non-commercial (personal or educational) purposes only, provided that:

  • you do not modify or misrepresent any such content, and
  • you include with and display on each copy of such content the associated copyright notice and this limited licence.

Content authorized for release to the media can also be displayed, printed, downloaded and used in keeping with the normal practices governing the release of such material by print and broadcast media. No other use is permitted.

FBC expressly disclaims all representations, warranties, conditions and endorsements and makes no warranty as to the accuracy, quality or completeness of the contents of this site, nor to title or non-infringement, nor to the absence of any software virus or other harmful component. FBC does not warrant that this site will continue to operate, will operate without interruptions or that it will be error-free.

Limitation of Liability

In no circumstances will FBC be responsible or liable for any loss or damages whatsoever, including any direct, indirect, incidental, special, punitive or consequential damages arising from or in connection with your use of, access to or your reliance on, or your inability to use or access, this site, content of this site, any external links on this site, any website linked to this site, or any website linking to this site. This limitation applies regardless of any negligence or alleged negligence, including gross negligence, on the part of FBC, its directors or staff.

Linking to this Site

If you wish to link a website to this site, you must respect the following conditions:

  • A website may be linked to the home page of this site at www.floodwise.ca or to another page within this site.
  • If you link to this site, your website must not:
    • imply that FBC, FloodWise or any program of FBC endorses you or your programs, products or services
    • imply that you or any entity on whose behalf you may be acting is affiliated with FBC, FloodWise or any program of FBC, without receiving prior written authorization of FBC
    • misrepresent your relationship with FBC, FloodWise or any program of FBC or present false or misleading impressions about FBC, FloodWise or any other program of FBC
    • contain content that may be interpreted as distasteful or offensive.
  • FBC may at any time, in its sole discretion, immediately terminate your right to link to this site.

Websites Linked to this Site

FBC is not responsible for the content, features or safety of any website that is linked to this site, and makes no representations, warranties or endorsements about such a website or its content, features, safety or its programs and services. The fact that a website is linked to this site does not imply that FBC sponsors, endorses or is affiliated or associated with the entity that owns or is responsible for the website.

Links to Other Websites

FBC provides links to some external websites as a convenience to visitors at this site. FBC is not responsible for the contents, features or safety of any linked website. FBC makes no representations or warranties regarding, and does not endorse any linked website, its content, features or safety, or any of the products or services described on the site. Links do not imply that FBC sponsors, endorses or is affiliated or associated with the entity that owns or operates any linked website. If you visit any linked websites, you do so at your own risk.

RSS Feeds

This website may offer visitors free RSS feeds as a convenient way for visitors who use RSS aggregators to be updated on some FBC news and events. Any RSS feeds are a feature of the site and subject to all the terms of conditions set out on this page. The content of RSS feeds is for non-commercial use and may not be posted, published or converted to another use without advance permission from FBC.

Requests for Reprint, Reposting or Reuse

To request permission to reprint, repost or otherwise use material published by the Fraser Basin Council, please send the details of your request to our Communications Manager.


See also: Privacy Policy

Please also read the Privacy Policy for the FloodWise website.
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