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Data Sources and Methods for the Freshwater Quality Indicator

Annex 1: Monitoring programs providing data on ambient water quality

Monitoring programs providing data on ambient water quality
Province/territoryMonitoring programOrganization(s)
AlbertaLong-term River Network monitoring programAlberta Environment
AlbertaPrairie Provinces Water BoardEnvironment Canada, Alberta Environment
British ColumbiaCanada–British Columbia Water Quality Monitoring AgreementBritish Columbia Ministry of Environment, Environment Canada
British Columbia and YukonFederal Water Quality Monitoring ProgramEnvironment Canada, Parks Canada
ManitobaPrairie Provinces Water Board, Canada–Manitoba Water Quality Monitoring AgreementEnvironment Canada, Manitoba Water Stewardship
ManitobaInternational Red River Board, Federal Water Quality Monitoring ProgramInternational Red River Board, including Environment Canada and Manitoba Water Stewardship
ManitobaAmbient water quality monitoring networkManitoba Water Stewardship
New BrunswickCanada–New Brunswick Water Quality Monitoring AgreementEnvironment Canada, New Brunswick Department of Environment
New BrunswickLong-range Transport of Atmospheric Pollutants ProgramEnvironment Canada
New BrunswickSurface water monitoring network,National Parks projectNew Brunswick Department of Environment and local government
Newfoundland and LabradorCanada–Newfoundland and Labrador Water Quality Monitoring AgreementEnvironment Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Environment and Conservation
Nova ScotiaLong-range Transport of Atmospheric Pollutants ProgramEnvironment Canada
Nova ScotiaPockwock-Bowater Watershed StudyNova Scotia Environment
Nova ScotiaCanadian Wildlife Service, park survey, MaritimesEnvironment Canada
OntarioProvincial Water Quality Monitoring NetworkOntario Ministry of the Environment
Prince Edward IslandCanada–Prince Edward Island Water Quality AgreementEnvironment Canada, Prince Edward Island Department of Environment, Energy and Forestry
QuebecRéseau-RivièresMinistère du Développement durable, de l’Environnement et des Parcs du Québec
QuebecThe State of the St. Lawrence Monitoring ProgramEnvironment Canada
SaskatchewanPrairie Provinces Water BoardEnvironment Canada, Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment
SaskatchewanSouris River Bilateral Agreement, Federal Water Quality Monitoring ProgramInternational Souris River Board, including Environment Canada and Manitoba Water Stewardship
SaskatchewanSaskatchewan Ministry of Environment Surface Water Quality Monitoring ProgramSaskatchewan Ministry of Environment
Northwest Territories and NunavutNorthwest Territories–Nunavut extensive water quality monitoring network; Northern Energy MC Aquatic Quality Program–Northwest Territories portion of Mackenzie River Basin; Alberta–Northwest Territories transboundary rivers water quality monitoring program; Environment Canada–Parks Canada Northern bioregion national parks programs (seven national parks in Northwest Territories–Nunavut–northern Yukon: Nahanni, Tuktut Nogait, Aulavik, Ivvavik, Quttinirpaaq, Auyuittuq, Ukkusiksalik); Environment Canada–Fisheries and Oceans Canada Lower Hornaday River water quality monitoring program; Indian and Northern Affairs Canada water quality programs in Northwest Territories basins with Northern Development (Coppermine, Yellowknife, Lockhart, Slave, Hay, Liard, Peel, Snare, Burnside River basins)Environment Canada, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, Parks Canada, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Alberta Environment, Government of Northwest Territories (Environment and Natural Resources), Government of Nunavut (Department of Environment)
YukonCanada-Yukon Water Quality Monitoring NetworkYukon Environment, Environment Canada