2022 Pilot Implementation Report: Columbia Basin Water Monitoring Framework

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Living Lakes Canada has wrapped up the Year 1 pilot phase of our large-scale water monitoring project that we are implementing in the Columbia Basin. The goal of the Columbia Basin Water Monitoring Framework is to establish a unified monitoring network to support the tracking and understanding of climate impacts on water supply for communities and ecosystems.

A final report detailing the Pilot Implementation phase is now available. The report outlines the Framework methodology, the social science aspect of the methodology, the monitoring sites selected in each of the 3 pilot areas (including maps) and the rationale for site selection. 

2022 Pilot Implementation Report

An accompanying technical report is also available that details the geospatial analysis undertaken to support the identification and prioritization of areas for expanded water monitoring in conjunction with the Framework.

Geospatial Analysis for the Pilot Priority Matrix

Looking ahead to 2023, we will be expanding this project into two new areas in the Basin. 

Living Lakes Canada acknowledges that this project is taking place in the unceded traditional territories of the Ktunaxa, Lheidli T’enneh, Secwepemc, Sinixt and Syilx Nations who have stewarded these lands for generations. Recognizing Indigenous People as the rightful caretakers of their unceded territories, we work to complement their intergenerational work and Indigenous-led water stewardship initiatives. 

If you have any questions or comments, please contact CBWMF Program Manager Paige Thurston at paige@livinglakescanada.ca.

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  • […] The Pilot Implementation of the Columbia Basin Water Monitoring Framework was completed in three areas of the Basin in 2022. This project is expanding into two new regions in 2023. Eight community meetings to capture local priorities and water concerns within these new areas are being hosted between February and April (registration is required). Those who cannot attend are invited to register to receive an online survey. […]

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