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9. Tools and Resources

This section of the guide provides a listing of tools and resources that are available to assist organizations with water and watershed planning as well as climate change adaptation.

In addition to this guide, there are numerous other guides, reports, research papers, web sites and other tools that are available from a wide range of sources. Several tools and resources that have been identified as being particularly relevant to the users of this guide are profiled here. These range from guides on specific types of planning processes, to more general references on watersheds, planning and climate science.

This section of the guide includes the following:

9.1 Information Tools and Resources
9.2 Glossary of Terms
9.3 List of References
9.4 Water Legislation in 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.

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