WATERSHED SECURITY STRENGTHENS

BRITISH COLUMBIA

Prosperity Across the Province

  • Creates broad economic benefits to support BC’s overall COVID recovery.
  • Strengthens local economic development by creating jobs in traditional resource communities that leverage existing skills.
  • Provides economic support and training for local employers in the watershed economy (e.g., infrastructure, agriculture, fishing, and forestry) to improve the efficiency and sustainability of their water and land use.
  • Facilitates private sector innovation in clean technology and water efficiency.

Reconciliation in Action

  • Advances reconciliation and Indigenous economic development by catalyzing Indigenous employment opportunities and facilitating inclusive G2G watershed planning processes and partnerships with local non-Indigenous communities.

A Stronger BC

  • Protects public health and safety, advances CleanBC and delivers climate adaptation that makes communities more resilient to floods, fires and droughts and increases water security.
  • Improves BC’s agriculture practices and food security by supporting B.C. farmers with strengthened drought response and funding for ecosystem goods and services.
  • Builds robust local watershed management regimes and strengthened governance capacity for the future

Flourishing Salmon Runs

  • Helps rebuild wild salmon and wildlife populations by putting people to work restoring the health and vitality of BC’s rivers, valleys and wetlands