Canada has one-fifth of the world’s freshwater. Thousands of **interconnected rivers and lakes** across our country provide the essentials of life for people, animals and ecosystems.
Collectively, Canada’s rivers make up **25 major watersheds**, each brimming with stories of history, culture, ecology and economy. Yet, as a country we are missing an important part of that story. At a national level, we don’t know how healthy our rivers and watersheds are or what threats they currently face.
WWF is working to address these key questions by completing the first Canada-wide assessment of the country’s watersheds, focusing on four indicators of river health and seven key threats. We have now completed Watershed Reports for all of Canada’s 25 major watersheds.
These are the results of our assessments. We have completed our ambitious undertaking to mark both Canada’s 150th and WWF-Canada’s 50th birthday.