Welcome to Building Climate Resilience in the Basin
"British Columbians are already experiencing climate change and its impacts. Clearly, we need to take steps to ensure that we can adapt as the world around us changes..." BC Climate Action Plan, 2008
This Resource Kit is intended to provide communities in the Canadian Columbia Basin with tools to help them become more resilient to climate change impacts and extreme weather. Click on the link for an overview of CBT's adaptation initiative. You may also wish to visit the site's user guide.
This Resource Kit is based on the experiences and learnings of the communities that have engaged with climate adaptation planning as part of Columbia Basin Trust's Communities Adapting to Climate Change Initiative (CACCI) from 2008-2013. These communities include:
City of Rossland
City of Castlegar
Regional District of Central Kootenay Area D in Partnership with the Village of Kaslo
City of Kimberley
District of Elkford
Regional District of East Kootenay
District of Sparwood
City of Revelstoke
Village of Salmo
City of Nelson
Regional District of Central Kootenay
Quick link to Phase 1 & 2 community case studies.
This Resource Kit provides a detailed approach to climate change adaptation and resilience based on eight thematic areas:
Flooding and Stormwater Systems
Community Water Supply
Watersheds and Water Quality
Food Security and Agriculture
Decision-making and Communication
These thematic areas reflect the broad priorities identified by Basin communities and form the basis for the Adaptation Discovery Tool (ADT) and From Dialogue to Action. Click here for more details on the thematic areas: Introduction to Adaptation Actions.
This Resource Kit offers a wide range of resources, tools, and case studies on climate change adaptation and resilience planning. Click here to go to the user guide and get started.
Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) is committed to taking action on climate change and actively engaging with people living in the Columbia Basin. CBT will continue to act as convener and facilitator and support existing and emerging climate change initiatives as part of its long-term commitment to support people in the Columbia Basin to achieve social, economic and environmental well-being and self-sufficiency for present and future generations. Learn more about CBT's Climate Change Work.