BCREA Flood Protection Study
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BCREA Flood Protection Study


British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA)


Aug 2010 to Nov 2010

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EBA Engineering Consultants, a Tetra Tech Company


This report provided comprehensive documentation of current legislative provisions for flood
protection including the:
  • Local Government Act
  • Community Charter
  • Land Title Act
  • Dike Maintenance Act
  • Emergency Management Act
Management and application of all management tools under this legislation was addressed. The
report also provided documentation on the extensive array of technical resources concerning
Provincial policies and information resources. Funding sources at the Federal and Provincial
levels for local government and First Nations were also documented. The report also reviewed
a survey by the Arlington Group for the Fraser Basin Council concerning the effectiveness of
current flood protection strategies with particular attention on the legislative changes of 2003
and 2004. The cumulative effect of these legislative changes was to place local governments at
the centre of flood protection.