Transboundary River Water Quality Monitoring Network

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (ENR) is responsible for monitoring transboundary waters to ensure that upstream provinces and territories are not causing downstream effects in the Northwest Territories (NWT). Monitoring currently takes place on the Slave, Hay, Liard and Peel rivers. The comprehensive program has developed a solid baseline for the aquatic ecosystem of these rivers against which future changes can be measured.

The program allows for the detection/early warning of negative environmental trends in waters downstream of industrial developments and is responsive to unexpected upstream events.

Status and trend reports are currently available for the Slave and Hay rivers, and are currently being developed for the Peel and Liard rivers. Open water seasonal sampling at these four transboundary sites continues in 2014. Partners in the network include Environment and Climate Change Canada and First Nations (Smith Landing, K’atl’odeeche, Gwich'in, Liard, Northern Alberta).

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Additional Info

Field Value
Metadata Standard 1.2
Metadata Contact Position Manager, On the Land
Creator On the Land
Local Relevance
Group environment and energy
Tags water,climate change,environment,land
Starting Time Range
Ending Time Range
Geographic Range Beaufort Delta
Release Date 1900-01-01
Last Modified Date 1900-01-01
Update Frequency As Needed