Fraser Basin Council


8. Learning 
From Experience

This section provides a synthesis of several relevant issues or themes to consider in relation to water and watershed planning.

Several common themes emerged from the literature that was reviewed during the preparation of this guide, from discussions with project advisors, from interviews with practitioners and community representatives and from research about water and watershed planning initiatives. These recurring themes are explored in this section and shared to help communities build a broader understanding of the dynamics of watershed planning. These are important considerations for any water or watershed planning process and for any individual or organization involved in planning processes.

The themes explored in this section of the Guide include:


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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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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