Water Program Manager joins DataStream team!

We were thrilled to recently welcome Aislin Livingstone, Water Program Manager, as part of the growing DataStream team.

Aislin has a wide-ranging background in environmental design, ecological restoration, and community-based water monitoring. She is passionate about protecting freshwater and coastal environments and is excited to support DataStream’s growing community.

Here is a short Q&A to introduce Aislin.

Please tell us a bit about yourself

Growing up in a small coastal community in Central America, I spent most of my childhood outdoors and in, near, or on the water (salty and fresh!). This setting shaped my commitment to coastal and environmental protection from a young age and eventually inspired me to work in the water sector.

My professional and academic background is in ecological restoration and environmental design. I first began working in water in a previous position with The Gordon Foundation. I then headed to the east coast and began working with Atlantic Water Network, focusing on projects specific to community-based monitoring. Since my return in late 2022, I now apply my research, program design, and community engagement experience to my work at DataStream.

I have lived and worked in many parts of Canada and am now grateful to call Nova Scotia home.

What motivates you in your work?

I’m in learning mode every day and feel fortunate to work with such a skilled and dedicated team. I also absorb as much as I can through direct collaborations with DataStream’s diverse network of watershed groups, community scientists, researchers and many others who are all working to ensure we have abundant and healthy fresh water.

What excites you most about your role as Program Manager?

I’m a generalist through and through and am thrilled to have a role with the DataStream team that blends my background and interests. I’m excited for the opportunity to learn from work happening on the ground - especially in Atlantic Canada where I live - and being able to share lessons, tools and ideas with others who are facing similar issues in other regions, so that they can apply the best available information to water decisions.