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ReTooling Essentials

ReTooling Essentials

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Water Management


Population growth, urban expansion, agriculture and natural resource extraction all contribute to increases in the demand for water in BC. According to the BC Ministry of Environment (Water Stewardship Division), if current trends continue, water demand will grow by more than 30% in the next 25 years.

Some surface water sources have already experienced shortages, or have licensing restrictions in place. At the same time, climate change is altering hydrology patterns in BC, with projections for a reduced snowpack, earlier spring melt, dry periods and low summer flows in some areas.

From 2009-2012 the BC Regional Adaptation Collaborative (BC RAC) supported projects aimed at better managing a limited water supply for users, supporting ecosystems and reducing water use conflicts. Ready to research? Start with the ReTooling Essentials resources featured on this page.




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.

Find out more about the Fraser Basin Council and the BC RAC at

We want to hear from you

Share your ideas and suggestions for new resource links to , Senior Program Manager, at the Fraser Basin Council.

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.