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Design Basis for the Living Dike Concept

West Coast Environmental Law is leading an initiative to explore the implementation of coastal flood protection approaches that also protect and possibly enhance coastal and aquatic ecosystems. The “Living Dike” concept is aimed at minimizing the loss of coastal ecosystems while establishing floo

Author: John Readshaw
Publication Date: July 2018
Pages: 42

There are many different legal authorities and regulations that have a role in the management of coastal floodplains in BC. West Coast Environmental Law has prepared this infographic to help explain the very complicated regulatory environment, and to guide community discussions about planning and implementing green infrastructure in these areas.

Author: Deborah Carlson, Staff Lawyer
Publication Date: November 2017
Pages: 1
Green Waterfront Design Charette Report

The Green Waterfront Design Charrette brought together design experts and staff from five British Columbia municipalities, including planners, engineers, sustainability specialists, emergency managers and biologists.

Author: Deborah Carlson, Deborah Harford et. al.
Publication Date: December 2016
Pages: 104
Infographic: Jurisdiction in Coastal BC

There are many different legal authorities and regulations that have some bearing on the management of the shoreline and marine environment in BC. West Coast Environmental Law has prepared this infographic to help explain the very complicated regulatory environment in coastal BC.

Author: Deborah Carlson
Publication Date: May 2016
Pages: 2