Community Based Stream Monitoring
Working with Mississippi Valley Conservation, the objective was to gain a better understanding of the similarities and differences between existing community-based water monitoring in Ottawa, and whether and how these programs can be adapted for better consistency and comparability of data, and for value to overall watershed water monitoring and adaptive management
The research paper provided a good overview of current initiatives, which is useful as a common foundation for further planning. The recommendations for greater collaboration reinforce the need for stronger partnerships. The more complex analytic and policy experience required to develop recommendations on how to strengthen the value. Download the research paper here.
ADVISOR: John Karau, retired Director, Sustainable Water Management, Environment Canada
RESEARCH TEAM: Three 3rd year environment science students, Group Project Course with professor Kringen Henein (Department of Biology)