Our work

Water advocates, scientists, and coders working together to protect freshwater.

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Our story

From our beginnings as a project of The Gordon Foundation, our goal was to support community involvement in freshwater stewardship. We started in the Mackenzie River Basin, where lack of access to data was identified as a major barrier to freshwater protection...

What we do

We work collaboratively across sectors and jurisdictions to imagine – and build – better ways to care for our waters.

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Open Data Platform

DataStream’s free and open data platform provides a place to share and access water quality data.

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Community Building

DataStream convenes across sectors and watersheds, and amplifies community science so that it can be used in decision-making at all levels.

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Education & Training

DataStream fosters knowledge sharing and the adoption of best practices for managing and sharing data.

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Our team

Meet our team of dedicated staff and advisors

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Regional partners

DataStream’s online hubs are delivered in collaboration with regional monitoring networks.

Environment and Climate Change, Government of the Northwest Territories

DataStream was first developed in the Mackenzie River Basin through a collaboration between the Gordon Foundation and the Government of the Northwest Territories, DataStream’s founding partners. The NWT Water Strategy supports the vision that "waters of the NWT remain clean, abundant and productive for all time".

Atlantic Water Network

Atlantic Water Network (AWN) is Atlantic Canada’s hub for community-based water monitoring. AWN’s vision is that Atlantic rivers, lakes and wetlands are healthy and stewarded by local communities in the long term. AWN is a project on MakeWay's shared platform.

Lake Winnipeg Foundation

The Lake Winnipeg Foundation (LWF) advocates for change and co-ordinates action to improve the health of Lake Winnipeg, the 10th largest freshwater lake in the world. Guided by the expertise of its Science Advisory Council, LWF advances collaborative efforts in research, education, policy and stewardship, translating science into solutions to address the root causes of potentially harmful algae blooms.

Our supporters

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RBC Tech for Nature.
Environment and Climate Change Canada
Echo Foundation.
John and Pat McCutcheon Charitable Foundation.
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