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 a national re-assessment in 2020, following up on our recommendations from 2017. However, we must continue to take action on the threats facing Canada’s watersheds.
Click here to download our final report.