This map features a growing number of watershed initiatives across BC. These initiatives have been categorized into four groups — Indigenous-led, local government-led, co-led (Indigenous and provincial or local governments), and collaborative partnerships and roundtables — to help illustrate the different types of approaches being taken in different watersheds. These categories are, of course, not universal. Some initiatives and organizations span multiple categories, and there are many potential ways to describe the variety of watershed approaches being implemented across the province.

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Collaborative Partnerships and Roundtables
Local government-led
Co-led (Indigenous and provincial or local governments)


Nechako Watershed Roundtable

The Nechako Watershed Roundtable is a collaborative initiative to protect and improve the health of the Nechako watershed for future generations. The Roundtable includes representatives of government (provincial, local and First Nations), community groups, academic and research...



Nicola Basin Collaborative

Facilitated by the Fraser Basin Council, the Nicola Basin Collaborative’s mission is to develop and apply a collaborative, multidisciplinary approach to watershed management – a working model that can be applied to other watersheds. The Collaborative is guided by a......



Nicola Watershed Governance Project

The Five Nicola First Nations and the Province of B.C. are working together towards sustainable water governance through a new government-to-government process that engages watershed partners and jointly delivers solutions to priority watershed issues that acknowledge the...

Okanagan – Stefania Mazzucco


Okanagan Basin Water Board

Governed by a board that includes the three Okanagan regional districts, the Okanagan Nation Alliance, the Water Supply Association of BC, and the Okanagan Water Stewardship Council, the Okanagan Basin Water Board provides leadership on water issues throughout the basin,...



Regional District of Nanaimo Drinking Water and Watershed Protection Program

The Regional District of Nanaimo’s Drinking Water and Watershed Protection (DWWP) program helps protect the region’s water resources. The program is guided by an Action Plan with seven project areas and is aimed at learning more about water in the...



Salt Spring Island Watershed Protection Alliance

The Salt Spring Island Watershed Protection Alliance facilitates a coordinated approach to the management and protection of freshwater resources on Salt Spring Island. It provides a cooperative framework for various agencies to pool resources, gather and share information,...



Shuswap Watershed Council

The Shuswap Watershed Council is a partnership to enhance water quality and safe recreation in the Shuswap. The SWC is comprised of 17 members from three regional districts, two municipalities, the Secwepemc Nation, two provincial government agencies, and Shuswap communities.... ...

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