“Wetlands are one of the most significant ecosystems on the planet. They provide rich habitat for biodiversity and help mitigate the impacts of climate change. We need to take their preservation more seriously. Protecting the world’s wetlands is much more cost effective than trying to restore them. In collaboration with all sectors of civil society, we have the opportunity to preserve the integrity of the world’s remaining wetlands.”
~ Living Lakes Executive Director Kat Hartwig, from the Living Lakes 15th International Conference on Lakes & Wetlands
Web link: https://mailchi.mp/a75466fad326/living-lakes-canada-news-stream-march-606179
“A thirst exists within Basin communities for greater influence over governance of local water resources.”
~ Dr. Martin Carver, from the Executive Summary of Water Monitoring and Climate Change in the Upper Columbia Basin – Guidance Information for Planning Monitoring Programs
Web link: https://mailchi.mp/8bdd3ae03527/living-lakes-canada-news-stream-march-2019
“In this era of climate driven decision making, it is paramount that we have all hands on deck in order to increase the amount of reliable data used for water and land use decisions that will ultimately enhance our climate resiliency.”
~ Kat Hartwig, Living Lakes Canada Executive Director
Web link: https://mailchi.mp/05455517a5dc/living-lakes-canada-news-stream-july-531787
“Community-based water monitoring is emerging across Canada as an untapped potential to help solve pressing challenges associated with watershed management.”
~ Raegan Mallinson, Living Lakes Canada Water Stewardship Lead
Web link: https://mailchi.mp/8067ec7b743f/living-lakes-canada-news-stream-july-493111
Thanks to the Nelson Design Collective, our website soft launch has a vibrant new look, beautifully featuring the water stewardship work done by our Living Lakes Canada team. You will find pictures and full profiles of the Living Lakes Canada extended team and advisors, updated projects and events, an easy-to-navigate project library and sorting tool, new “Get Involved” and “Donate Today” sections, and more. We hope you’ll take the time to explore the site and discover more about our programs, our team, our network and our vision.
Web link: https://mailchi.mp/f45d05fba598/living-lakes-canada-news-stream-july-2018
Living Lakes Canada is gearing up for a great and busy season! We heldour first field training workshop of the season with more trainings on the horizon, we’re working on launching a new and improved website, and we’re excited to share the results of the first Water Data Hub Stewardship Committee meeting as well as thoughts and resources on the United Nation’s Decade of Water Action (2018-2028). Don’t miss the Wings Over the Rockies workshop we’re co-hosting with Canadian geophysicist/engineer Paul Bauman on May 11 in Invermere – details on all these items and more below. Happy reading!
Web link: https://mailchi.mp/583e815b0524/living-lakes-canada-update-427728
Living Lakes Canada ended 2017 on a high note, with the incredibly successful Water Data Hub conference in Invermere and an international trip to Colombia to share best practices in community-based water monitoring. 2018 will see the continuation of our Columbia Basin Groundwater Monitoring Program and we’re excited at the prospect of establishing a Water Monitoring Framework for the Basin as the Water Data Hub starts to materialize. See the highlights below and stay tuned for another Living Lakes Canada News Stream update in April.
Web link: https://mailchi.mp/ac567e85f25b/living-lakes-canada-update-387059
On November 29 & 30, residents, guests and water experts gathered in Invermere, B.C. to discuss current water monitoring initiatives and water data storage hubs used in B.C., Canada and in the USA, and what the next steps are towards developing a collaborative water monitoring framework and data hub for the Columbia Basin.
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The Living Lakes Canada Team