Open Access Hubs
Measures the percent of Canada’s 167 sub-watersheds with open access to a data hub that houses water data for use in freshwater decision making

Getting data to report on this impact measure is a work in progress. This shared measurement system belongs to all members of the Our Living Water Network, so if you have any data or ideas to share with us on this measure, please send us an email at info@ourlivingwaters.ca.

Overview

Many leaders assert the need for open access hubs that can host and pool multiple sources of water data, such as data and knowledge from government and First Nations-lead monitoring programs; and data gathered by academics and researchers, community-based monitoring programs, and industry. Water data and knowledge that is pooled in a user-friendly and accessible way can make for a better informed public as well as inform and improve decision-making.

Many organizations across the country are doing work to determine how to best define and create open access data hubs where data is presented in a consistent and comparable way, no matter who gathers it. While there is much work to do, there are encouraging projects, such as the Mackenzie DataStream, an open access data hub serving the Mackenzie Basin.

5-Year target: To establish a process for, and identify, an initial benchmark for this impact measure.

Last updated November 2017

Note: The data presented here represents our best research given the time and resources at hand. We acknowledge there may be errors. This shared measurement system belongs to all members of the Our Living Water Network, so if you have any corrections for us, or ideas to share on this measure, please send us an email at info@ourlivingwaters.ca.

Open Access Hubs|Measures the percent of Canada’s 167 sub-watersheds with open access to a data hub that houses water da
Open Access Hubs|Measures the percent of Canada’s 167 sub-watersheds with open access to a data hub that houses water data for use in freshwater decision making
Imagine a Canada where all waters are in good health: