It's March, and water warriors know what that means! It's Canada Water Week time. Celebrate healthy rivers and living lakes with thousands of fellow water champions from coast to coast to coast from March 20 to 26. Check http://canadawaterweek.com/ for events near you, or for inspiration for your own event.
Today The Gordon Foundation launches Mackenzie DataStream 2.0. At www.mackenziedatastream.ca you can explore, download, and share freshwater data from 22 communities in the Mackenzie Basin. This open source application was built through a unique partnership between the Foundation and the Government of the Northwest Territories, with Fort Nelson First Nation Lands Department joining recently thanks to support from Canadian Internet Registration Authority. If you're monitoring freshwater in the Mackenzie, the DataStream team would love to hear from you!
We're pleased to announce a big boost for Mackenzie DataStream. Thanks to funding from the Canadian Internet Registration Authority's Community Investment Program, Fort Nelson First Nation will soon be able to add their water monitoring data to the growing repository of freshwater data at www.mackenziedatastream.ca. They join the 21 communities in the Northwest Territories, who have open access to information about the health of their waterways.
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What an amazing week! From Whitehorse to Fredericton, and various points between, Canadians celebrated water in as many ways as our waterways are unique. Keep the momentum going folks, and protect, preserve and conserve our natural bounty for a healthy swimable, drinkable, fishable future!
The City of Spruce Grove - Municipal Government is a doing a great job promoting water conservation! Head to their Page to see the whole series of tips they've compiled. Happy Canada Water Week!
It’s Canada Water Week! In 2014 our peak day demand (the day all City residents consumed the most water) was almost four million litres more than the average da...y demand for the year. High water usage is tied closely to the weather and how much outdoor watering you do. Keep in mind your lawn only needs 2.5 cm of water a week to grow. To make it simple, turn a Frisbee upside down while you water your yard. Once it’s full, you are done for the week! Try watering in the early morning or late evening to prevent evaporation. Visit www.sprucegrove.org/waterweek for useful water conservation tips.
CWW presenting partner WWF-Canada is a freshwater leader year 'round with their commitment to seeing Canada's waters in good condition by 2025. Meet the people and activities driving that goal with a tour through their freshwater blog!
Happy Canada Water Week! Celebrate "Freshwater Leadership" by participating in activities in your community! Check out our website for a list of CWW events - http://canadawaterweek.com/events/all