Fraser Basin Council


7.4 References

1 Watershed Watch Salmon Society et al (2009). Fish Out of Water: Tools to Protect British Columbia’s Groundwater and Wild Salmon.

2 BC Ministry of Environment (2010). British Columbia’s Water Act Modernization: Discussion Paper. Victoria, BC. [Accessed February 2010]. 

Okanagan Water Stewardship Council (2008). Okanagan Sustainable Water Strategy, Action Plan 1.0, Burnaby, BC.

4 Environmental Protection Agency (2008). Handbook for Developing Watershed Plans to Restore and Protect Our Waters. EPA 841-B-08-002

5 West Coast Environmental Law (2009). BC Guide to Watershed Law & Planning [Accessed February 2010].

6 McGuire, Gordon, N. Wyper, M. Chan, A. Campbell, S. Bernstein and J. Vivian (2010). Re-inventing Rainwater Management: a Strategy to Protect Health and Restore Nature in the Capital Region. A submission to the Capital Regional District on behalf of the Veins of Life Watershed Society by the Environmental Law Clinic, University of Victoria. Victoria, BC.

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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.

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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