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What WWF is Doing

Protecting Water Health

WWF’s goal is to see all Canadian waters in good condition by 2025. That means restoring and protecting biodiversity of plants and wildlife; building resilient communities to withstand climate change; and ensuring healthy functioning systems like healthy river flow.

To reach this goal, WWF is working to assess the health of, and threats to all of Canada’s watersheds. And we’re proud to say that through our Freshwater Health Assessments, WWF has already measured the health of 25 per cent of our waters! Putting us well on the way to painting a national picture of the condition of our freshwater by 2017.
 

Promoting Water Stewardship

WWF’s Loblaw Water Fund supports Canadians working on the ground for a healthy future for Canada’s waters. Through this grant initiative, WWF and Loblaw Companies Inc. are proud to support Canada’s active freshwater community in its efforts to protect and restore our waters.
 

Advancing Science, Innovation, and Capacity

WWF partners with local stakeholders, scientific experts, and river stewards to advance dialogue and science for healthy and resilient rivers. In New Brunswick, WWF is collaborating on developing a community based vision to improve the health of the St. John River. In British Columbia’s Skeena River estuary, WWF is working to address the multiple and ongoing impacts of industrial development on upstream and downstream communities of this important wild salmon river.
 

Recommending Rules for Water

WWF has played a central role in ensuring water for nature is protected for the first time in B.C.’s new Water Sustainability Act. In Alberta, WWF is working to put in place rules to protect aquatic needs for nature in the Athabasca River. On the St. Lawrence River, we’re working to ensure the river, once more, flows naturally.

 

Canada's Rivers at Risk

 
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Canada's Rivers at Risk: Environmental Flows and Canada's Freshwater Future assesses the state of environmental flow in 10 of the nation’s rivers. Click here to view the report and explore our interactive watershed map.
 
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