Mackenzie DataStream

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Mackenzie DataStream is an open access platform for sharing information about freshwater health. It is tailored for public audiences and decision-makers, and currently allows users to access, visualize and download full water quality datasets collected by 22 communities in the Northwest Territories and British Columbia.

Mackenzie DataStream promotes knowledge sharing and collaborative decision-making throughout the Mackenzie Basin. This interactive website was built in partnership with communities and the Government of the Northwest Territories and launched in 2016 with official events in Yellowknife and on Parliament Hill.

Community Advocacy

Communities are playing a leadership role in managing the Basin’s waters. They are generating critical data about their watersheds and through Mackenzie DataStream, making it available to anyone, anywhere in the world.

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Cold Amazon: The Mackenzie Basin

The Mackenzie River Basin is one of the most intact large-scale ecosystems in North America. From the Rockies to the Arctic Ocean, the Mackenzie Basin flows north, draining 20% of Canada’s landmass.

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The datasets, and how they can be used

Mackenzie DataStream contains high quality data collected by sophisticated monitoring programs. Users can access and download full datasets and use DataStream’s graphing tools to visualize results.

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Community Advocacy

Communities are playing a leadership role in managing the Basin’s waters. They are generating critical data about their watersheds and through Mackenzie DataStream, making it available to anyone, anywhere in the world.

Learn About the Communities

Cold Amazon: The Mackenzie Basin

The Mackenzie River Basin is one of the most intact large-scale ecosystems in North America. From the Rockies to the Arctic Ocean, the Mackenzie Basin flows north, draining 20% of Canada’s landmass.

Learn More About The Mackenzie

The datasets, and how they can be used

Mackenzie DataStream contains high quality data collected by sophisticated monitoring programs. Users can access and download full datasets and use DataStream’s graphing tools to visualize results.

Find Datasets

Impact on Policy

Communities can now drive the data-to-policy life cycle. Mackenzie DataStream is designed to support this.

DataStream brings data together at the watershed-level so communities can see what’s happening upstream and downstream of them. It is open access, meaning data are made available to everyone.
Open data advances scientific knowledge and fuels innovation.
Decision-makers at the community to regional and national level can translate knowledge into action to protect watersheds and the people who depend on them.
Communities are intimately connected by their waterways and well-placed to see any changes taking place.
DataStream brings data together at the watershed-level so communities can see what’s happening upstream and downstream of them. It is open access, meaning data are made available to everyone.
Open data advances scientific knowledge and fuels innovation.
Decision-makers at the community to regional and national level can translate knowledge into action to protect watersheds and the people who depend on them.
Communities are intimately connected by their waterways and well-placed to see any changes taking place.

Impact on Policy

Communities can now drive the data-to-policy life cycle. Mackenzie DataStream is designed to support this.

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What People Are Saying

Mackenzie DataStream will allow this data to be used in our community as well as by our neighbours downstream in Yukon, Alberta and the Northwest Territories”

Chief Liz Logan

Fort Nelson First Nation

We believe that Mackenzie DataStream will grow and inform the co-operative management of the Mackenzie Basin as a whole.”

Dr. Erin Kelly

Acting Deputy Minister, Dept. of Environment and Natural Resources, Government of the Northwest Territories

This represents an opportunity for communities within the Mackenzie Basin to get involved and play an important role in protecting one of the country's most vital ecosystems."

Jonathan Wilkinson

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change

Mackenzie DataStream will allow this data to be used in our community as well as by our neighbours downstream in Yukon, Alberta and the Northwest Territories”

Chief Liz Logan

Fort Nelson First Nation

We believe that Mackenzie DataStream will grow and inform the co-operative management of the Mackenzie Basin as a whole.”

Dr. Erin Kelly

Acting Deputy Minister, Dept. of Environment and Natural Resources, Government of the Northwest Territories

This represents an opportunity for communities within the Mackenzie Basin to get involved and play an important role in protecting one of the country's most vital ecosystems."

Jonathan Wilkinson

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change

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Why Get Involved?

We are actively seeking partnerships – specifically datasets, expertise and resources – to further Mackenzie DataStream’s impacts.

If you are involved in a monitoring program, or are interested in protecting the Mackenzie Basin and amplifying community-based monitoring impacts, please don’t hesitate to contact us and learn more.

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About Mackenzie DataStream
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Cold Amazon: The Mackenzie River Basin
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