Drought Response Planning in B.C.
The B.C. Government, in collaboration with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, has completed a B.C. Drought Response Plan. This plan builds on existing tools and outlines the actions taken preceding, during and immediately following a drought to reduce its impacts. It includes communication steps required to ensure timely and appropriate action. Input from the regional drought planning workshops (March – May 2010) helped inform the response plan.
Information in the plan includes:
Responsibilities of agencies at both the provincial and the local levels.
Recommended actions to take prior to the onset of drought.
Drought Response Criteria designed to aid decisions makers to determine when to elevate drought responses to higher levels.
Recommended actions to undertake at each drought level.
Recommended actions to undertake after drought conditions have subsided.
British Columbia Drought Response Plan (June 2010) [PDF 556KB]
British Columbia Drought Response Plan, Frequently Asked Questions [PDF 251KB]