Our partners at Living Lakes Canada have developed and maintain a Water Data Hub for the Columbia Basin. We are working on transitioning our historic and future data to this hub to be accessible for all.
The Columbia Basin Water Hub acknowledges that the data stored on this platform is collected from the unceded traditional territories of the Ktunaxa, Lheidli T’enneh, Secwepemc, Sinixt and Syilx Nations who have stewarded these lands for generations.
Through the Columbia Basin Water Hub, the Columbia Basin Water Monitoring Collaborative is making critical water data readily available for the development of a Basin-wide water balance approach for subsequent water budgeting needed by decision makers for watershed management in an era of climate change impacting hydrological flows. Water data is important given the mounting pressures on increased freshwater needs, for not only human and industrial uses, but also for functioning ecosystems.
The Water Hub is a central place to access all water related data relevant to the Columbia Basin that has been collected by community groups and or local, regional and First Nation governments. Through this database, a range of datasets, including water quantity and quality, groundwater, snow surveys, glacier studies, wetland related literature and studies and various other forms of knowledge will be available. In this way, data collected over the years will be housed in a central repository and not get lost or disappear once data collection has concluded.