New multi-million-dollar partnership to revolutionize freshwater monitoring

Living Lakes Canada partners to deliver three-year project bringing environmental DNA technology to communities across Canada –  see below for a recording of the live announcement. GUELPH, Feb. 4, 2019 – The power of environmental DNA technology is being extended to […]

Spreading awareness: World Wetlands Day 2019

Healthy wetlands play a crucial role for life on Earth.   Besides providing a variety of ecological services including trapping floodwaters, recharging groundwater supplies, and removing pollution, wetlands contain a disproportionately high number of plant and animal species, including endangered […]

Living Lakes Canada delivers CABIN training in Smithers

Thanks to our Canadian Aquatic Biomonitoring Network (CABIN) field practicum participants in Smithers, B.C.! What a great couple days in October in the streams with representatives from Gitxsan Environmental Services, Gitanyow Fisheries Authority, Wetsuweten Fisheries, Skeena Fisheries, Lake Babine Fisheries and […]

Water monitoring helping predict watershed behaviour in a changing climate

Submitted by Chris Hiebert, North Kootenay Lake Water Monitoring Project The North Kootenay Lake Water Monitoring Project (NKLWMP) is working to improve understanding and prediction of how small- and medium-sized watersheds are going to behave in a changing climate, especially in […]

Featured Project

Columbia Basin Community-Based Groundwater Monitoring Program

Living Lakes Canada has been leading a Community-Based Groundwater Monitoring Program in the Columbia Basin since 2013. Groundwater stewardship is central to community water sustainability. Groundwater helps maintain water levels in rivers and lakes, which is vital for human use […]


Living Lakes Canada delivers programs in 4 core areas: watershed awareness and education; citizen science and stewardship; watershed restoration; and innovative policy approaches for governance, management, and planning.  We are a collaboration of community organizations working to build capacity for the effective protection of Canada’s freshwater resources, by bridging the gap between science and action to foster a culture of normalizing water stewardship through citizen science.