The Lower Fraser Floodplains Coalition's third forum on June 9, 2023 brought together leadership and senior staff from 20 local governments, 14 First Nations, 2 regional governments, many provincial and federal agencies including Minister of EMCR (Ma), and Agriculture Associations to talk about opportunities, priorities, and next steps for regional collaboration on flood resilience.
View a recording of the forum below:
About the Lower Fraser Floodplains Coalition:
West Coast Environmental Law is a member of the Lower Fraser Floodplains Coalition (formerly Build Back Better Together Collaborative). We are a group of experts working alongside the Indigenous-led Emergency Planning Secretariat. Our expertise ranges from floodplain management, law, ecology, and systems change with the shared goal to work towards a more principled and collaborative approach to flood resilience for the Lower Mainland.
Includes: Emergency Planning Secretariat (Indigenous-led); UBC Coastal Adaptation Lab, School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture; West Coast Environmental Law; Ebbwater Consulting; Sto:lo Tribal Council; Watershed Watch Salmon Society; Resilient Waters Project; and Kerr Wood Leidal.
Other relevant publications:
- Floodplains Dialogue: First Nations and Farmers in the Lower Fraser Valley (February 14th, 2023): A gathering of 8 Agriculture Associations and 8 First Nations discussed their shared values and priorities for reducing flood risk
- Flood Recovery, Resilience and Reconciliation in the Lower Fraser (July 14th, 2022): Build Back Better, Toegther Forum Reportback