Fraser Basin Council

2018 - Engineers and Geoscientists of BC

These Professional Practice Guidelines – Legislated Flood Assessments in a Changing Climate in BC were commissioned by the British Columbia (BC) Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations, and Rural Development (MFLNRORD). They were written to guide professional practice for flood assessments, identify the circumstances when Risk Assessments are appropriate, and emphasize the need to consider climate change and land use changes in such assessments. MFLNRORD and Engineers and Geoscientists BC assembled a team of specialists from government and the engineering and geoscience community to prepare and review these guidelines. The goal is that the application of these guidelines will result in consistent and comprehensive Flood Assessment Reports being submitted to government authorities.

About ReTooling for Climate Change

The ReTooling for Climate Change website is a project of the Fraser Basin Council to support local governments and First Nations in BC in preparing for climate change adaptation. The site is funded through the BC Regional Adaptation Collaborative (BC RAC), a partnership program of the Fraser Basin Council and the BC Ministry of Environment – Climate Action Secretariat, with funding from Natural Resources Canada and other in-kind contributions.

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Also worth a visit

On this site, you’ll find links to many helpful websites on climate change adaptation.

For steps communities can take to mitigate climate change, check out the Climate Action Toolkit website.