Welcome to the Shared Measurement System dashboard.
Here you will be able to take a deeper dive into the winning conditions and impact measures that we use to assess and enhance our collective performance.
Winning conditions are a set of circumstances that, when brought together, are likely to contribute to achieving the results. Impact measures are the metrics we use to measure progress on achieving our winning conditions. Each Winning Condition is associated with one or more impact measure.
Together, the winning conditions and impact measures provide a roadmap for the entire freshwater community to pursue together.
The winning conditions are our theories on how we can work towards the results. We believe that the following winning conditions will make a large difference if we can collectively achieve them:
Impact measures are metrics that help us to measure and assess our progress on achieving these winning conditions.
Impact measures are a key part of the shared measurement system because reporting on them regularly gives us an idea of how we are doing as a Network and they also help to facilitate collaboration and set priorities for collective action.
Hover over each Impact Measure for at-a-glance stats, click through for detailed information, or skip directly to the data.
Citizen Legal Action
Combined Sewer Overflow
Most common quality concerns with available water-related data in Canada cited by selected water decision makers: Data gaps and lack of comparability
Share of selected water decision makers citing data gaps as a water-related data quality concern: 42%
Drinking Water Advisories
Drinking Water Source Protection
Enforceable Water Quality Standards
Environmental Flow Standards
Government Financing for Protection
Average inflation-adjusted spending per person by all Canadian governments on biodiversity and landscape protection from 2008 to 2017: $48
Average inflation-adjusted spending per person by all Canadian governments on fuel and energy programs (including subsidies) from 2008 to 2017: $158
Harmful Algae Blooms
Number of freshwater bodies impacted by algal blooms in Canada: Unknown but growing
Human Right to Water
Number of Canadian jurisdictions in which the PPP is not explicitly enshrined in legislation but the obligation for polluters to pay for restoration is nonetheless clear: Four
Number of Canadian jurisdictions in which the PPP is not explicitly enshrined in legislation and the obligation for polluters to pay for restoration is at the discretion of government officials: Seven
Municipal Natural Asset Management
National Drinking Water Standards
Open Access Hubs
Overall quality of open access water data hubs for Canada’s threatened watershed basins: Medium
Highly or very highly threatened watershed basins that do not have high-quality open access water data hubs: the Ottawa, Great Lakes, Okanagan-Similkameen, Columbia and Fraser-Lower Mainland basin
Recreational Water Quality
Watershed Entities & Plans
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 [email protected]rs.ca.