National Roundtable on CBWM

National Roundtable on CBWM
Community-based Water Monitoring (CBWM) is gaining momentum across Canada and is a powerful means of achieving shared water management and sustainability objectives.

National Roundtable on CBWM


Key Takeaways:

  1. A partnered approach to water monitoring will drive innovative strategies for gathering accurate data and information to guide management decisions for healthy lake and river ecosystems.
  2. In partnership with WWF-Canada and The Gordon Foundation, Living Lakes Canada convened the initial stages of a multi-sector CBWM Roundtable
  3. Host organizers of the event will be reviewing and gathering the input provided to create the final recommendations to be put forward to the Government of Canada.

Community-based Water Monitoring (CBWM) is gaining momentum across Canada and is a powerful means of achieving shared water management and sustainability objectives.

To realize the full potential of this growing movement, coordination and leadership is needed at the federal level, across departments, and in concert with non-governmental actors. A partnered approach to water monitoring will drive innovative strategies for gathering accurate data and information to guide management decisions for healthy lake and river ecosystems.

In partnership with WWF-Canada and The Gordon Foundation, Living Lakes Canada convened the initial stages of a multi-sector CBWM Roundtable on November 27-28, 2018 in Ottawa, ON to identify tangible, actionable opportunities for the federal government to support and engage with CBWM groups.

Participants of the Roundtable gathered to review, edit and revamp the draft recommendations for the Government of Canada. Examples of successful CBWN were presented from government, Indigenous, academia and community-led initiatives and projects across Canada.

Host organizers of the event will be reviewing and gathering the input provided to create the final recommendations to be put forward to the Government of Canada.

 

National Roundtable on CBWM

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Categories


Water Bodies
GroundwaterLakesRivers, Creeks and StreamsWetlands
Regions
National
Collaborators
AcademiaCommunity groupsFNGovernment – FederalGovernment – Provincial
Types of Work
Citizen ScienceCommunity Based MonitoringPolicy

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