The WaterWealth Project is a non-partisan, citizen-driven initiative that works to amplify the voices of local community members who love the place in which they live, the nature around them, and the waters that sustain them. We are a diverse mix of local residents, including teachers, business owners, fishers, farmers and doctors. We are mothers, fathers, aunts, uncles, children and grandparents. Based in Chilliwack, BC, our work ranges from community issues to provincial and national water policy.
Our goal is 100% community control over decisions affecting our local home waters. We recognize that long term solutions to the protection of fresh water – and the benefits that we all enjoy from our water wealth – can only be achieved with a recognition of First Nations rights and title. We work for local communities to have the power to say 'yes' or 'no' to decisions that affect the wealth of their water.