CABIN, STREAM & DNA metabarcoding

Environmental DNA (eDNA) is an emerging tool for monitoring present biodiversity. It uses gene sequencing linked to DNA/RNA barcode libraries to allow for faster, more complete profile of biodiversity content from very small samples. Internationally, countries like Australia, the EU […]

Community-Based Water Monitoring

Community-based monitoring (CBM) is a type of scientific data collection that is led and driven by citizens or non-governmental organizations and seeks to increase direct community involvement in research and monitoring program design. This report prepared for Living Lakes Canada […]

North Kootenay Lake Water Monitoring Project

Most West Kootenay communities depend on small streams for domestic and agricultural water supply.  Many of these streams also provide important aquatic and riparian habitat. The ability of these small streams to continue to supply water for human use and […]

Kootenay Lake Partnership

The Kootenay Lake Partnership (KLP) was formed in 2010 as a multi-agency initiative to support a productive and healthy Kootenay Lake ecosystem. The partnership envisions balanced land and water uses that sustain environmental, community, recreational, aboriginal cultural, traditional, and aesthetic […]

Columbia Basin Water Collaborative

The Columbia Basin Water Monitoring Collaborative is the current iteration of the Columbia Basin Water Monitoring Framework and Data Hub Initiative that got underway in November 2017 when Living Lakes Canada co-hosted the Cracking the Code in 3D: Water Data Hub and […]

Brilliant Headpond Stewardship Collaborative

For the past 74 years, the Brilliant Headpond has been managed for hydro-electric generation purposes and has been referred to as an industrial commodity. The priority has been maximizing economic revenue while providing an energy source for residents and industry. […]

Cultural Connections Pilot Project

Living Lakes Canada is partnering with First Nation communities across British Columbia to simultaneously integrate traditional western science by using the standardized CABIN protocol with the inclusion of Indigenous language, as the first stages of a cultural preservation project. Living […]

Get Involved

Want to start monitoring in your watershed? Living Lakes Canada offers water monitoring training workshops for streams, lakes and groundwater. We offer participants certification in provincial and federal standardized protocols such as the Canadian Aquatic Biomonitoring Network (CABIN). We provide leadership support for communities setting up water monitoring programs. To inquire about training and community-based water monitoring programs contact us today.

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