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Canada's Water Efficiency Experiences Database
"The Canadian Water and Wastewater Association (CWWA) and Environment Canada have developed this site to encourage the exchange of information in this rapidly growing field. You can search the database and/or enter your own experience. If, for example, you have retrofitted plumbing fixtures, changed the price of water, educated your constituents or simply conducted a water audit - we'd like to hear from you, regardless of the sector you represent. The greater the number of entries, the more useful the database will become - so please take the time to enter your experience."

Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) Homepage
One of DFO’s responsibilities is to regulate both the commercial and recreational tidal water fisheries.

Department of Fisheries and Oceans - The Marine Environmental Data Service (MEDS) This is a branch of Canada's federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO). “The MEDS mandate is to manage and archive ocean data collected by DFO, or acquired through national and international programmes conducted in ocean areas adjacent to Canada, and to disseminate data, data products, and services to the marine community in accordance with the policies of the Department.�

Environment Canada - Canadian Environmental Quality Guidelines website

Environment Canada - National Pollutant Release Inventory (NPRI)
This federal government site provides information about the release of targeted NPRI substances into the environment. The NPRI Summary Reports and databases from 1993 onward are available and can be accessed, queried or downloaded in several formats.

Environment Canada Ontario Region - Our Great Lakes webpage

Environment Canada - Freshwater website

Environment Canada - Water Efficiency / Conservation

Environment Canada - Water Survey of Canada: National Water Quantity Survey Program website

National Water Research Institute
"The National Water Research Institute is Canada's largest freshwater establishment. It conducts a comprehensive progam of research and development in the aquatic sciences, in partnership with the Canadian and international science communities."

Natural Resources Canada - Groundwater Program
"The Earth Sciences Sector of Natural Resources Canada is helping with the evaluation of available potable groundwater by mapping and studying major Canadian aquifers."

Source to Tap website, Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment

Water Quality Index webpage, Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment
"A water quality index is a means to summarize large amounts of water quality data into simple terms (e.g., good) for reporting to management and the public in a consistent manner. Similar to the UV index or an air quality index, it can tell us whether the overall quality of water bodies poses a potential threat to various uses of water, such as habitat for aquatic life, irrigation water for agriculture and livestock, recreation and aesthetics, and drinking water supplies."



10/13/04


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