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Our Water Stewardship

As we experience increasingly complex environmental changes, our ecosystems — the very foundation of healthy, productive societies — are changing in unprecedented ways.

Living Lakes Canada is an award-winning NGO that facilitates collaboration in monitoring, restoration, and policy development initiatives for the long-term protection of lakes, rivers, aquifers, wetlands and watersheds across Canada.

We’ve been working with Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities for over two decades to protect precious freshwater sources. Applied Reconciliation continues to be the most important lens for our water stewardship work. Learn about our Applied Reconciliation program.

Living Lakes Canada’s science-driven community-based programs aim to elevate water stewardship and empower people across the country to protect their freshwater sources.

Our Reach

Living Lakes Canada acknowledges that our water stewardship work originated in the unceded traditional territories of the Ktunaxa, Lheidli T’enneh, Secwépemc, Sinixt and Syilx Nations who have stewarded these lands for generations.

Living Lakes Canada has facilitated the development of the Columbia Basin Water Hub open source database to house all water-related data for the Canadian Columbia Basin. It is also the official platform for all federal FIMP data.

  • We work to protect all water bodies in Canada’s watersheds.

  • The hub of our programs is the Columbia Basin, located in southeastern BC adjacent to the US border.

  • A number of our programs have expanded to include other parts of BC.

  • We are also involved in projects, programs and initiatives Canada-wide.

  • Living Lakes Canada is affiliated with Living Lakes International, a global network of over 120 organizations working to mitigate climate impacts on some of the most ecologically rich lakes, rivers, and wetlands around the world.

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Our water stewardship work has been recognized with numerous awards of note. Our technical advisory board includes some of Canada’s foremost water scientists and advocates.