Elevating Community-Based Water Monitoring in Canada
In November of 2018, The Gordon Foundation, Living Lakes Canada and WWF-Canada convened a collaborative dialogue around federal government engagement and support for community-based water monitoring (CBWM) in Canada.
The key objective was to identify actionable steps the federal government can take to show leadership and support in advancing community-based monitoring of freshwater ecosystems in Canada.
More than 50 leading Indigenous and non-Indigenous CBWM practitioners, water scientists, policy and data experts took part in panels and workshops designed to illuminate the breadth and diversity of initiatives across the country, along with common challenges and opportunities.
Through focused discussions, participants developed tangible recommendations on how the federal government can strategically engage with and support CBWM efforts across Canada. Recommendations are divided into the following key thematic areas of focus:
- Capacity building
- Effective monitoring
- Data management
- Regional and national collaboration
- Data to inform decision-making
Stayed tuned for updates and next steps.
Elevating Community-Based Water Monitoring in Canada Resource Package