The Comox Valley Regional District, in partnership with K’ómoks First Nation, is getting funding for coastal flood planning.

The $150,000 is coming out of the Union of British Columbia Municipalities’ (UBCM) Community Emergency Preparedness Fund.

“The coastal flood adaptation strategy is a very important project and we are excited to receive the grant from the province and partner with the CVRD on this project to address this current and future issue,” said K’ómoks First Nation Chief Nicole Rempel.

The grant will help the District protect the region from anticipated flooding as a result of global warming.

“This grant will build upon our $500,000 coastal flood mapping project awarded in 2019 and allow us to take this information to the public and discuss next steps as a community,” explains Alana Mullaly, Senior Manager of RGS and Sustainability. “The information will help elected officials make informed policies and regulatory changes that will better prepare our community to adapt to rising sea level and more frequent storm surges and take actions to improve our coastal resilience regionally.”

Public engagement on the CVRD Coastal Flood Adaptation Strategy will begin in early 2021.

For more information on this initiative, click here.