Landscape Resiliency Projects
At the Emergency Planning Secretariat, we advocate for increased capacity for Mainland Coast Salish communities, the full realization of the Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (DRIPA), and the full representation of community values in all regional emergency planning, management, response and decision-making activities.
Our mandate includes advocating for emergency and infrastructure work that includes full consultation and engagement with First Nation communities impacted. Below is a list of our current active projects in community. For more information about each one, please click on the picture. For Upcoming Events & News click HERE.
Living Dike Pilot Project
Rising sea levels, king tides and coastal storms threaten legislated dikes that protect highways and rail infrastructure while squeezing the critical salt marsh habitat that provides not only key environmental features but also wave attenuation to mitigate flood risk and erosion from coastal storms.
Main Project Contact: Gillian.Fuss@emplans.ca
Lower Fraser Floodplains Coalition
The flooding and landslide events of 2021-2022 in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia demonstrated the need for a new approach to emergency response and recovery.
Main Project Contact: Mariah.Mund@emplans.ca
Flood Visualization Toolbox
Understanding the potential hazards of flooding events through visualizations and how they vary across the 4 regional hubs.
The goal of the Lower Mainland Flood Hazard Scoping Project is to better understand the current state of floodplain mapping and community needs for First Nations and local governments. Results will help establish priorities for future floodplain mapping. The Project scope is within the Lower Mainland and Squamish-Lillooet Regional District.