WWF Watershed Reports

Canadians deserve to know the state of their country’s watersheds. Unfortunately, however, Canada does not have an easily accessible, national system for reporting the health of freshwater ecosystems across the country and the threats they face.

WWF has been working to fill this gap.

First, we developed an assessment framework in consultation with leading freshwater scientists. Next, we used that framework to begin producing reports on the health and threats to Canadian rivers. To date, we have assessed nearly half of Canada’s 25 major watersheds.

This website — watershedreports.wwf.ca — presents our results in an interactive format designed to engage Canadians and raise awareness about the watershed they live in.

We will complete our national assessment by 2017, Canada’s 150th birthday. However, we can’t wait until then to take action on the threats facing Canada’s watersheds.

Data Resources

Additional Info

Field Value
Cite Project World Wildlife Fund, 2015, "WWF Watershed Reports", 10.5203/c8yt-2t74, Canadian Watershed information Network, V1.
Research Program Name
Project website http://watershedreports.wwf.ca/#canada/by/threat-overall/profile

Project Keywords

Keyword Vocabulary
Keyword Vocabulary URL https://www.polardata.ca/pdcinput/public/keywordlibrary
Project Status
Project DOI 10.5203/c8yt-2t74

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 World Wildlife Fund
Type of Name Organizational
Email watershedreportsfoo(at) wwfcanada.org
Name Identifier Scheme URI https://orcid.org/
Name Identifier Scheme ORCID


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

Data Curator

Name World Wildlife Fund
Type DataCurator
Data Curator Email watershedreportsfoo(at) wwfcanada.org
Affiliation (e.g Environment Canada)

Funding References

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