Ground Water Canada

Gordon Foundation creates hub for water quality data

March 27, 2019  By Ground Water Canada

Toronto – The Gordon Foundation, a charity that supports freshwater research, communication and collaboration, recently launched an open-access platform for sharing information on freshwater health in the Lake Winnipeg watershed.

The platform, Lake Winnipeg DataStream, allows users to access, visualize, and download full water-quality data collected by monitoring groups throughout the Lake Winnipeg watershed.

The platform is free and open for anyone to use, according to the foundation’s website.


DataStream is led nationally by The Gordon Foundation and delivered in collaboration with regional monitoring networks. Lake Winnipeg DataStream activities are co-ordinated locally by the Lake Winnipeg Foundation, an environmental charity that advocates for change and co-ordinates action to improve the health of the lake.

The information platform was successfully established in the Mackenzie Basin in collaboration with the government of the Northwest Territories. The model is now being expanded to Atlantic Canada and the Lake Winnipeg watershed.

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