Documentation and how-to

Additional resources for monitoring groups

Discover water monitoring and data management best practices, learn what others are doing to protect freshwater, and explore innovative ways to make the most of your data.

Last updated: October 23, 2023

Water monitoring

A collection of our favourite external training resources, protocols, methods and manuals designed to support monitoring programs of all shapes and sizes.

Monitoring program design

Monitoring protocols and quality assurance and quality control

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Data management

The following resources can be used to guide your data management practices throughout every stage of the data life cycle. Also see DataStream’s Documentation & How-to for support with our open data platform.

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Indigenous-led monitoring

Practical information, tools, and guides for Indigenous-led monitoring programs and collaborators.

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Open data

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Open Data Handbook (Open Knowledge International)

Guides, case studies and resources for government & civil society on the "what, why & how" of open data.

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Enabling FAIR Data FAQs (Coalition for Publishing Data in the Earth and Space Sciences)

Frequently Asked Questions on enabling Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable data.

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Open Geospatial Data and OCAP Principles

Report prepared by Firelight Group for Natural Resources Canada

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