Public Safety: Floods, Dikes, Dams, & Droughts
With the diverse range of geography and climate in British Columbia, water availability differs throughout the province, and varies throughout the seasons. Too much water, or too little, can pose a risk to the health of the environment, communities, and the economy. The Water Management Branch is responsible for the flood safety and drought management programs in B.C. and collaborates with the Provincial Emergency Program to protect public health and safety related to these types of events.