A survey of BC’s community-based water monitoring data management systems and their capabilities was carried out to assist Indigenous and non-Indigenous groups and their partners in taking steps to improve how they store, share, and use western science and Indigenous Knowledge related data. The project was conceived to fill a need among over 100 community-based … Read more CMI Guide: Data Management System Options for CBM Groups
The Federal government’s Open Data Portal provides transparency and accountability, and fosters citizen engagement. Data can be accessed through the open data inventory. The Portal has a search function to find data sets of various kinds of freshwater monitoring. Open Maps provides access to the Government of Canada’s geospatial information. For instance, a search for … Read more Government of Canada Open Data Portal
This Columbia Basin Water Hub report is featured as an example of how Living Lakes Canada and local communities recently created a community-based water data collaborative and hub for the Canadian portion of the Columbia Basin.
A Practical Guide for Indigenous communities and government agencies to mobilize Indigenous Knowledge This guide was produced in partnership with Łutsel K’e Dene First Nation to assist in the design of Indigenous Knowledge research for environmental management (and entwined Rights and Title) endpoints. The goal of this guide is to provide resources and curriculum on … Read more Mobilizing Indigenous Knowledge in Resource Management Settings
Through Co-development of Data Management Plans Collaborating with others and working together to create a data management plan can help alleviate many of the challenges stewardship groups and their collaborators currently face with regards to environmental monitoring. This guidebook will help stewardship groups and government agencies work together more efficiently and effectively, with the ultimate … Read more Improving Environmental Monitoring Collaborations
The Columbia Basin Water Hub is a central place for open water data, scientific research, and collaboration in the Canadian Columbia Basin. The Water Hub includes participants from stewardship groups, First Nations, governments, industry, and academia in a collaborative that coordinates water data collection, analysis, sharing and storage for the future. The collaborative is harnessing … Read more Columbia Basin Water Hub
Working to protect, restore and promote B.C.’s wetlands and watersheds The B.C. Wildlife Federation’s Wetlands Workforce project is a collaboration with conservation organizations and First Nations that deployed work-pods across British Columbia throughout 2021. Through these work-pods the project aims to improve riparian area habitat; monitor the effectiveness of wetland restoration sites; advance collaborative restoration … Read more Wetlands Workforce
The Skeena Knowledge Trust (SKT) is a step towards greater knowledge management and more informed decision-making about Skeena salmon and their habitats. It is born from the need to understand the state of salmon populations, their habitat, and how they are changing. The Skeena Salmon Data Centre, managed by the SKT, is the delivery tool … Read more Skeena Salmon Data Centre
The Pacific Salmon Explorer is an online tool for exploring the status of salmon populations and various pressures on their habitats in the Skeena and Nass River watersheds. PSF is currently working with the Nisga’a and Central Coast First Nations to expand this platform to other regions in the north and central coast.
A compendium of provincial and federal monitoring and reporting links provides public access to information in multiple formats, about water quantity and quality and other environmental conditions in B.C. and to some degree, across Canada. This includes groundwater science and tools, water rights information (BC water Tool, Community Watershed Tools, Water license Query Tool), Monitoring … Read more BC Water Data and Tools