CBM In Action: Atlantic Water Network

November 6, 2018

My name is Emma Wattie and I am the Director of the  Atlantic Water Network. There are a lot of groups that collect freshwater data throughout the entire watershed – so from the streams and brooks that feed into the rivers, into the estuaries where the ocean meets the river.

It’s really interesting to see how the ocean also impacts our freshwater systems.

DataStream has been the goal that we’ve been wanting to achieve in Atlantic Canada for some time. Some of the things that are really appealing about DataStream is that you can upload a whole field season at once.

Other great tools are the visualization tools like being able to plot the different parameters and see the trends over time. If a program has similar protocols as you, how can you work together and really build upon each other’s work?

It’s really common in Atlantic Canada that groups work within a small river or small watershed. But Atlantic DataStream gives us the opportunity to not only communicate our results within our own communities but across the region.

Discover more about the Atlantic Water Network online at  www.atlwaternetwork.ca.  

Set up a data contributor account by contacting us.

One of the presenters at the National Discussion Event convened by The Gordon Foundation, Living Lakes Canada and WWF-Canada.

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On November 27-28, a national discussion focused on identifying potential government supports for community-based water monitoring (CBWM) initiatives took place in Ottawa. More than 60 attendees, from across Canada, took part.

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Iphone displaying the Atlantic DataStream homepage with people on a deck around a table in the background

Kicking Off Atlantic DataStream in Halifax! June 5-6, 2018

Atlantic DataStream kicked off on World Environment Day (June 5, 2018) with a two-day conference and celebration in Halifax, NS. More than 100 community-based water monitors joined us from across Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador. Join the  Atlantic Water Network Community Hub  Facebook Group to connect with conference attendees.

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