Making Science Accessible

The Canadian Watershed Information Network (CANWIN) is a web based open access data and information network created by Environment Canada as part of the Lake Winnipeg Basin Initiative under Canada’s Action Plan on clean water. It was created in order to help address key water quality issues within the lake and its contributing watersheds. In 2012 management of the network transferred to the University of Manitoba under CEOS.

The Nelson River Watershed covers over 1 million square km. It covers 4 (four) Canadian provinces and four (4) U.S. States. The CANWIN provides a central open access data hub where researchers, decision-makers, government agencies, organizations and the community can visualize and view the WHO, WHAT WHEN and WHERE of the basin. (Who is working in the basin, and WHAT, WHEN and WHERE are they doing it?); Searchable maps and tables of research allow users to gain a better understanding of the projects and activities occurring within the basin.

The CANWIN aims to aids research, education and decision-making in the basin through three key strategies: Aid Transparency, Build Understanding, Create Awareness.

These key strategies allow the CANWIN to facilitate the management of natural and anthropogenic resources in the basin by integrating multiple information and data sources and expertise into a central open access resource.

Terms of Use

IMPORTANT: YOUR ACCESS TO THIS WEB SITE IS SUBJECT TO LEGALLY BINDING TERMS OF USE. PLEASE READ THE COMPLETE CanWIN DATA STATEMENT, ONLINE PRIVACY POLICY AND TERMS OF USE.

Terms

By accessing this Web site and Database, you are agreeing to be bound by the Terms of Use, all applicable laws and regulations, and agree that you are responsible for compliance with any applicable local laws. If you do not agree with any of these terms, do not use this site. Any claim relating to this web site shall be governed by the laws of the Province of Manitoba without regard to its conflict of law provisions.

Ownership & Copyright

In using this Web site, you acknowledge that any and all information, content, reports, data, databases, graphics, interfaces, web pages, text, files, software, product names, company names, trademarks, logos and trade names contained on this website (collectively the "Content") including the manner in which the content is presented or appears and all information relating thereto are the property of their respective owners as indicated, the CanWIN administrators or its licensors, as the case may be.

Exclusion of Warranty

The University and the CanWIN administrators make no representation or warranty regarding the functionality or condition of this Database, its suitability for use, or that its use will be uninterrupted or error-free.

THE DATABASE AND ALL ITS CONTENT ARE PROVIDED TO YOU "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND. THE UNIVERSITY AND THE CanWIN ADMINISTRATORS DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS, WRITTEN OR ORAL, STATUTORY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, NO REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY THAT (I) THE CONTENT CONTAINED IN OR MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE DATABASE WILL BE OF MERCHANTABLE QUALITY AND FIT FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, (II) THE DATABASE OR ITS CONTENT WILL BE ACCURATE, COMPLETE, CURRENT, RELIABLE, OR TIMELY, (III) THAT THE OPERATION OF THE DATABASE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, (IV) THAT DEFECTS OR ERRORS IN THE DATABASE OR THE CONTENT, BE IT HUMAN OR COMPUTER ERRORS, WILL BE CORRECTED, (V) THAT THE DATABASE WILL BE FREE FROM VIRUSES OR HARMFUL COMPONENTS, AND (VI) THAT COMMUNICATIONS TO OR FROM THE DATABASE WILL BE SECURE AND/OR NOT INTERCEPTED.

The Content is not intended to provide specific technical, business, accounting or other advice for your individual circumstances, and you should consult your own professional advisors to determine how any information or material provided in this Database apply to your individual circumstances.

These exclusions are in addition to any specific exclusion otherwise provided in these Terms of Use. To the extent that the jurisdiction to which you are subject does not allow exclusion of certain warranties, such exclusions which are not permitted, do not apply.

Data Acknowledgment

The users of CanWIN data must formally acknowledge data originators, contributors, and sources. This acknowledgment should appear as a citation, using the cite as or the suggested citation information for each dataset.

In instances where formal citations are not possible, the use of ethical policies for data collection and data use are recommended. Such models are available in Article 8(j) of the 1992 Convention on Biological Diversity.

Contact Us

Centre for Earth Observation Science Department of Environment and Geography 486 Wallace Building Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Phone: (204) 474-9297 Fax: (204) 272-1532 Email: portalco (at) umanitoba.ca