False Creek Coastal Adaptation Plan

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We need your input to help us plan and prepare for sea level rise. As a coastal city, our shoreline is changing with projections of about 50 cm of sea level rise over the next 30 years, one metre by 2100, and two metres by 2200.

Climate change poses many challenges for a coastal city like Vancouver, including rising sea levels and more frequent and intense flooding along our shoreline and the Fraser River. If nothing is done, higher sea levels in the future will erode beaches, damage or destroy buildings and infrastructure in low-lying coastal areas, and permanently

We need your input to help us plan and prepare for sea level rise. As a coastal city, our shoreline is changing with projections of about 50 cm of sea level rise over the next 30 years, one metre by 2100, and two metres by 2200.

Climate change poses many challenges for a coastal city like Vancouver, including rising sea levels and more frequent and intense flooding along our shoreline and the Fraser River. If nothing is done, higher sea levels in the future will erode beaches, damage or destroy buildings and infrastructure in low-lying coastal areas, and permanently inundate some locations. Beaches and critical coastal ecosystems will be lost due to coastal squeeze. Vancouver’s current shoreline infrastructure is not designed to withstand these challenges, but we are working on a long-term planning effort to address these changes and build Vancouver’s climate resilience.

Help Shape False Creek's Coastal Adaptation Plan

The False Creek Coastal Adaptation Plan builds on work we started in 2018 along Vancouver’s Fraser River Foreshore. Today, work has shifted to False Creek where we are looking to engage residents, businesses, community groups and stakeholders this summer.

The first phase of community conversations, online engagement, and outreach will look to:

  • Increase awareness of sea level rise and coastal flooding risks for False Creek.
  • Explore and discuss community values for False Creek to understand what matters.
  • Introduce opportunities to avoid, reduce and prepare for sea level rise, as we plan our adaptation approaches to coastal flooding.
  • Explore and discuss flood management principles for False Creek to understand how we could and should prepare.
  • What matters to you when we talk about sea level rise, flooding, and approaches to protect our shoreline? What do you think about the design principles for new flood management features? Your feedback will help us develop and evaluate future flood management strategies for False Creek.

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    What matters to you when we talk about sea level rise, flooding, and approaches to protect our shoreline? What do you think about the design principles for new flood management features? Your feedback will help us develop and evaluate future flood management strategies for False Creek.

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