Fraser Basin Council



We would like to extend sincere thanks to all members of the Advisory Committee, who provided comment and input throughout the development of the Guide, helping to strengthen its relevance and usefulness. Individual advisors were not asked to officially represent, nor were they considered to be representing their particular organizations; however, they provided an invaluable range of perspectives, experiences and expertise. Project advisors included (listed in alphabetical order by organization):

  • BC Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development, Cathy LeBlanc, Liam Edwards and Brian Bedford
  • BC Ministry of Environment, Climate Action Secretariat, Jenny Fraser
  • BC Ministry of Environment, Heather Smart, Ian Graeme and Mike Collett
  • BC Ministry of Health, Heather English and Robert Wood
  • BC Water and Waste Association, Don Dobson
  • Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources, Amanda Karst
  • Corporation of Delta, Antigone Dixon-Warren
  • Environment Canada, Daniel Miller
  • FORREX, Larry Joseph
  • Georgia Basin Living Rivers, Al Lill
  • Metro Vancouver, Ed von Euw and Brent Burton
  • Okanagan Basin Water Board, Anna Warwick Sears and Nelson Jatel
  • Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium, Trevor Murdock
  • University of Northern British Columbia, Ian Picketts 
  • World Wildlife Fund – Canada, Linda Nowlan

About Rethinking our Water Ways

This website is a guide to help BC communities learn more about planning for local watersheds and water resources, navigate current planning processes, consider relevant issues and challenges — including regional climate change impacts —  and build capacity to develop and implement plans.


The Rethinking our Water Ways guide and website are possible thanks to funding support from the BC Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Canada's Regional Adaptation Collaborative Program. The guide and website were launched and distributed through a series of regional workshops throughout BC, with funding contributions from the Fraser Salmon and Watersheds Program, Environment Canada and the Real Estate Foundation of BC. Learn more about our funders and advisors.

We want to hear from you

Share your suggestions for this website, and ideas for future water workshops, with:

Steve Litke
Senior Program Manager
T: 604 488-5358

About the Fraser Basin Council

Rethinking our Water Ways is an initiative of the Fraser Basin Council (FBC), a charitable non-profit society that advances sustainability in the Fraser River Basin, across BC, and beyond. Established in 1997, FBC brings people together from multiple sectors to learn about sustainability and find collaborative solutions to current issues. Learn more about FBC by visiting