That the agenda item summary from Alice Johnston, Manager of Corporate Services/Deputy CAO, dated March 14, 2019, regarding a request from Director Richmond to submit the following resolution to the North Central Local Government Association:
RESOURCING A COLLABORATIVE SYSTEM OF DATA SHARING IN THE PROVINCE OF BC
WHEREAS natural disasters pose an increasing risk to the economic, social, and environmental well-being of British Columbians;
AND WHEREAS the provincial government is taking action to improve resilience by strengthening disaster preparedness and disaster risk governance in the context of climate change;
AND WHEREAS the sharing of integrated asset data, information, and knowledge across all sectors is key to improving emergency management and resiliency planning in BC:
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Province of British Columbia be urged to take a strong leadership role and provide long-term sufficient funding and resources to increase the coordination, assembly, and access of asset data, information, and knowledge across multiple levels and sectors of government and stakeholders (including First Nations, local governments, provincial and federal government agencies, qualified professionals, and industry sectors).
be received. Further action at the discretion of the Board.