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LWF Community Based Monitoring Program

Across Canada, community-based monitoring networks are emerging as a means of engaging citizen scientists in collecting, analysing and sharing data about water quality and biological parameters.

Within Manitoba, many community and school groups have started water monitoring projects to engage students, landowners, cottagers, Indigenous nations and concerned lake-lovers. These citizen scientists are learning about the health of Manitoba’s waters and engaging in solutions as they collect water samples across the province.

Though active and enthusiastic, the Lake Winnipeg Foundation (LWF) observed that these groups were not currently co-ordinated within a larger network, and often did not have the ability to analyze their data and share information beyond their school or community. This is not for lack of interest – rather, local resources are limited and citizen scientists didn’t have the opportunity to understand how their local data is part of a larger story taking shape throughout Manitoba.

LWF is bringing these groups together to establish a strong community-based monitoring (CBM) network in Manitoba, supplied with standardised monitoring protocols developed by LWF’s science advisers. This CBM network will:

Engage citizen scientists as champions for water health - particularly with respect to Lake Winnipeg, which is struggling with the negative effects of eutrophication; Identify phosphorus hot spots on the landscape to ensure funding and action can be targeted to areas of greatest impact; and *Ensure a comprehensive, credible data set informs research and policy priorities.

Data Resources

Additional Info

Field Value
Abstract This dataset contains the 2016 phosphorous data and a weblink to the LWF community-based monitoring storymap.
Cite Project Lake Winnipeg Foundation, 2016, "LWF Community Based Monitoring Program", 10.5203/m65d-hf89, Canadian Watershed Information Network, V1.
Research Program Name
Project website http://www.lakewinnipegfoundation.org/

Project Keywords

Keywords Lake Winnipeg,Phosphorous,Community Based Monitoring,Water Quality
Keyword Vocabulary
Keyword Vocabulary URL https://www.polardata.ca/pdcinput/public/keywordlibrary
Project Status Active
Project DOI 10.5203/m65d-hf89

Project License

License Name Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike 4.0
License URL https://spdx.org/licenses/
Terms of use
License Scheme Name SPDX

Principal Investigators

Name Lake Winnipeg Foundation
Type of Name Organizational
Email info@lakewinnipegfoundation.org
ORCID ID
Name Identifier Scheme URI https://orcid.org/
Name Identifier Scheme ORCID

Co-Investigators

Name
Role
Affiliation (e.g Environment Canada)
ORCID ID
Name Identifier Scheme URI https://orcid.org/
Name Identifier Scheme ORCID

Data Curator

Name Lake Winnipeg Foundation
Type DataCurator
Data Curator Email info@lakewinnipegfoundation.org
Affiliation (e.g Environment Canada)

Funding References

Project Start
Project End
Project Metadata Creation Date
Publisher Canadian Watershed Information Network (CanWIN), University of Manitoba
Resource Sub-Type Online resource
Resource Category Collection
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