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Community Profiles | Columbia Basin
Southeastern BC will see warmer temperatures overall in the decades to come, with wetter winters and drier summers, reduced snowpack, lower summer stream flows and more extreme weather events. To help the region prepare, the Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) has worked with eight communities on climate adaptation planning.
Water quality and supply, local food production, wildfire, flooding, infrastructure and energy were among the key issues that emerged. Each community identified and assessed priority actions in relation to urgency, potential cost, responsibilities, and links to other plans, including Official Community Plans.
Five Community Experiences
Read about the steps taken by Elkford, Kimberley, Castlegar, Kaslo/Regional District of Central Cariboo (Area D) and Rossland in these five adaptation case studies, prepared by the Columbia Basin Trust. The work received support from the BC Climate Adaptation Collaborative program, funded by Natural Resources Canada.
For more details, visit the CBT website.
Adaptation in BC
Columbia Basin Regional Projections
Regional climate projections were a cornerstone of CBT’s initiative – thanks to analysis by the Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium.
For a look at the work, see: From Dialogue to Action: Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation in the Canadian Columbia Basin (2012).
CBT Video Brief
Short on time? A 5-minute animated video offers a simple overview of climate change in the Columbia Basin.