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  • Revitalizing laws and policies to protect our most precious resource.

  • Understanding and assessing the health of, and threats to, Canada's waters.

  • Engaging individuals, communities, and organizations in protecting the health of our waters.

  • Designing our communities and creating economies that work in harmony with freshwater.

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Our Living Waters is a collaborative network of organizations working together under a common strategic framework to achieve the ambitious goal of all waters in good health by 2030!

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    Realizing the Potential of Community Based Monitoring

    A new paper has been released demonstrating the important role community-based monitoring (CBM) can play in filling the significant water data gaps we have in Canada. The paper, co-written by a collaboration of four nonprofit organizations, one foundation, and one government agency and supported by the Our Living Waters Network, focuses on the potential of CBM to fill in these gaps which are preventing us from fully understanding the health of our freshwater ecosystems and anticipating emerging issues.
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    Expert voices on revitalizing Canada's water rules

    Over the summer of 2016, the Government of Canada has called for public input on the laws and processes that govern freshwater protection. Leaders across Canada’s freshwater community believe we can do much more to protect the health of Canada’s waters.
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    Important survey on community based monitoring in Canada

    Help profile the scale of community based monitoring across Canada by sharing your water monitoring activities in this short survey, initiated by Living Lakes Canada in partnership with Simon Fraser University, Acadia University and a host of not-for-profit water monitoring groups across Canada.    
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    Scaling up the Fisheries Act: #Act4Fish

      Update: support #Act4Fish. Protect and Consult: Restore habitat protections in Canada's Fisheries Act. Add your name today at http://fisheriesact.ca/take-action reposted from http://wcel.org/ Fish matter to Canadians.  Fish habitat, called the “bedrock” of fisheries by Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO), matters. And so the law to protect fish and their habitatreallymatters. Today WCEL launched Scaling up the Fisheries Act: Restoring Lost Protections and Introducing Modern Safeguards, a brief that outlines preliminary ideas on reforming Canada’s essential fisheries law.  
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