Celebrating Citizen Science Day 2019
April 12, 2019
Happy Citizen Science Day! This April 13, we are celebrating the countless community-based monitoring groups and citizen scientists contributing their knowledge and energy to understanding the health of watersheds all across the country.
To celebrate Citizen Science Day, now in its third year, we are pleased to share a collection of featured case studies showcasing the breadth and diversity of CBWM initiatives across Canada from East to West and the high arctic – including water stewardship organizations, Indigenous Guardians, networks of citizen scientists and many more.
These case studies complement a year-long initiative led by The Gordon Foundation, Living Lakes Canada and WWF-Canada with the aim of identifying how the federal government can meaningfully and effectively engage with and support CBWM in Canada. The outcomes of the initiative include a wide range of recommendations on capacity building, effective monitoring, regional and national collaboration, data management and informing decision-making. You can read more about this project here.
Dive into Data Webinar Series
We’re excited to launch a new webinar series to explore the (sometimes complicated) always exciting world of water data!
DataStream Publishes Open Data Standard to Support Water Science
The publication of an open data standard is enabling valuable freshwater data to be organized, accessed, and shared in a harmonized way. This data standard underpins DataStream, a growing online platform for sharing water data collected by Canada’s diverse water monitoring and research community.
NCC pulls together data in Eastern Canada to create open-access conservation planning tools
A key element of freshwater conservation is knowing where to prioritize ecosystem restoration and preservation efforts. With the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s (NCC) Freshwater Conservation Blueprint this just got easier in eastern Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.