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 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.


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Title WWF Watershed Reports
Publication general type Website
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Keyword Vocabulary Polar Data Catalogue
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Theme Freshwater
Version 1.0
Publisher World Wildlife Fund
Date Published 2015
DOI 10.5203/c8yt-2t74
Language English
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Authors 1
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World Wildlife Fund
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World Wildlife Fund (WWF)
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License Name Other (Not Open)
Licence Type Restricted
Licence Schema Name WWF Copyright and Limited License
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