How to explore the site
This site presents the results of WWF’s Watershed Reports: a multi-year project intended to assess the health of Canada’s watersheds and the threats they face. To date, we have assessed half of Canada’s major watersheds. We will finalize the first-ever nationwide assessment by 2017.
Helpful facts for exploring the site:
- Canada is divided into 25 major watersheds. Each major watershed is made up of one or more sub-watersheds — some have over twenty! Learn more about how watersheds work.
- WWF’s Watershed Reports are based on four key indicators of river health and seven key threats. Results on the site are available for both overall health and overall threats, but also for each of the individual indicators. Learn more about these indicators and why they’re important.
- Results from WWF’s Watershed Reports can also be explored at many geographic scales:
- National level: We provide a Canada-wide summary of the health and threat results for the watersheds assessed to date.
- Watershed level: Each watershed assessed so far has a dedicated page describing the watershed and explaining the results.
- Sub-watershed level: These results can be explored from the watershed pages.
- Site level: Local results based on specific data used to assess water quality and bugs can be explored throughout the country.
- For more detailed results, the full technical reports can be downloaded from the watershed pages.