BCREA’s Position on Flood Protection
Flooding poses catastrophic risks to BC’s economic vitality, safety, environment, property owners and communities. BCREA’s flood protection work focuses on floodplain maps, a strong role for the provincial government and education for REALTORS® and their clients.
BCREA Recommends the Provincial Government:
- Take the lead, working with local and federal governments, to ensure floodplain maps are updated and remain current.
- Develop guidelines and specifications for the development of floodplain maps.
- Ensure senior government funding programs for flood mitigation cover technical studies, such as floodplain maps.
On May 2, the federal and provincial governments announced new funding for 26 flood mitigation projects in BC (floodplain mapping was not among the projects): Canada and British Columbia Deliver on Flood Mitigation.