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 address this issue.
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 all 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 have completed our national assessment in 2017, Canada’s 150th birthday. However, we must still take action on the threats facing Canada’s watersheds.