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 [email protected].
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 and Atlantic DataStream, open access data hubs serving the Mackenzie Basin and Atlantic Canada respectively.
5-Year target: To establish a process for, and identify, an initial benchmark for this impact measure.
Last updated November 2017