Basin Initiatives

Tracking Change

Tracking Change… is a multi-year research initiative funded by the Social Sciences Humanities Research Council of Canada and led by the University of Alberta, the Traditional Knowledge Steering Committee of the Mackenzie River Basin Board, and many other valued partner organizations. Over six years (2015-2021), the project will fund local and traditional knowledge research activities in the Mackenzie River basin and sister projects in the Lower Amazon and Lower Mekong River Basins, with the long term goal of strengthening the voices of subsistence fishers and Indigenous communities in the governance of major freshwater ecosystems.” – Tracking Change

Indigenous Guardians Program

“The Indigenous Guardians Pilot Program provides Indigenous Peoples with greater opportunity to exercise responsibility in stewardship of their traditional lands, waters, and ice.” – Government of Canada, Guardians Program Site

Mackenzie DataStream

Mackenzie DataStream is an open access platform for sharing information on freshwater health. It currently allows users to access, visualize, and download full water quality datasets collected by over 35 communities and monitoring groups in the Mackenzie River Basin.” – Mackenzie DataStream

Canadian Aquatic Biomonitoring Network

“The Canadian Aquatic Biomonitoring Network (CABIN) is the national biomonitoring program developed by Environment and Climate Change Canada that provides a standardized sampling protocol and a recommended assessment approach called the Reference Condition Approach (RCA) for assessing aquatic ecosystem condition.” – Canadian Aquatic Biomonitoring Network

Clean Growth Hub

“The Pan-Canadian Framework Implementation Office (PCFIO) operates the Clean Growth Hub, a whole-of-government focal point for clean technology focused on supporting companies and projects, coordinating programs and tracking results.” – Clean Growth Hub

Northern Water Futures

Northern Water Futures (NWF) is a Northwest Territories-focused consortium of knowledge producers, mobilizers and users from communities, government, industry, non-governmental organizations and universities, working collaboratively to understand, predict and address the impacts of climate change and industrial expansion on shared water resources across the Northwest Territories (NWT).” – Northern Water Futures