Celebrating Citizen Science Day 2019

April 12, 2019

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.

Dehcho K’ehodi Guardians use a YSI to measure pH, dissolved oxygen and temperature

Community-based water monitoring roundtable documents now available in French

Recommendations that address how the federal government can strategically support community-based water monitoring (CBWM) efforts across Canada are now available in English and French.

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DataStream Data Informs Assessment of Freshwater Health

The recently released WWF Canada 2020 Watershed Reports provide a national assessment of Canada’s freshwater. WWF Canada was able to efficiently draw on community based water monitoring (CBWM) data thanks to DataStream.

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National Water Quality Guidelines on DataStream

DataStream’s visualization tool enables users to apply national water quality guidelines to datasets. Some key guidelines used by DataStream include the Canadian Water Quality Guidelines for the Protection of Aquatic Life,  which are national standards set by the Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment (CCME). These guidelines provide recommended ranges for some of the physical, chemical and biological characteristics that are commonly monitored in rivers, lakes, and oceans.

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