CABIN & Environmental DNA

Living Lakes Canada and partners, including Environment and Climate Change Canada, University of Guelph and WWF-Canada, are field testing the use of Environmental DNA (eDNA) for benthic invertebrates. eDNA is an emerging tool for monitoring present biodiversity. It uses gene […]

Groundwater Monitoring

Groundwater stewardship is an important part of community water sustainability. Groundwater helps maintain water levels in rivers and lakes, which are vital for drinking, swimming and fishing, as well as for healthy ecosystems. Baseline studies of groundwater quantity and quality, along with continued […]

Storm-water Treatment Wetland

We’ve begun work on a new wetland in Nelson, BC that will naturally treat stormwater before it flows into Kootenay Lake. By slowing down stormwater runoff and filtering it down into the ground, wetlands give natural biological processes time to […]

Canada Water Week

Canada Water Week is a week-long celebration of water from coast-to-coast-to-coast that coincides with UN World Water day in March every year. Individuals, organizations and governments host events across the country to raise the profile of water and its importance […]

CABIN and Indigenous Language Preservation

Indigenous Knowledge and culture in Canada, includes a way of life rich with songs, stories, ceremonies, values, beliefs and languages.  Indigenous languages are used to pass on this way of life, knowledge and experience to future generations. In Canada, most […]

eDNA Biomonitoring Pilot Project

To address the critical need for understanding the status of freshwater health Living Lakes Canada in partnership with the World Wildlife Fund-Canada, University of Guelph and Environment and Climate Change Canada is developing a national citizen science program using Environmental […]

The Lake Windermere Project

The project that started it all! Lake Windermere is the most heavily-used body of water in the entire Columbia Valley of southeast British Columbia, Canada. This shallow widening of the Columbia River is a water recreation “playground” AND a source […]

Get Involved

Want to start monitoring in your watershed? Living Lakes Canada offers water monitoring training workshops for streams, lakes and groundwater. We offer participants certification in provincial and federal standardized protocols such as the Canadian Aquatic Biomonitoring Network (CABIN). We provide leadership support for communities setting up water monitoring programs. To inquire about training and community-based water monitoring programs contact us today.

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