About

Our mission is to promote knowledge sharing across watersheds and advance collaborative decision-making, so our waters remain healthy for generations to come

Mackenzie DataStream is an open access platform for sharing information on freshwater health. It currently allows users to access, visualize, and download full water quality datasets collected by over 30 communities in the Mackenzie River Basin.

Collaborators

Support for the incorporation of blockchain technology into DataStream is powered by RBC and rolled out in communities in collaboration with WWF-Canada. This technology improves data security, tracking and transparency on DataStream. This collaboration showcases how blockchain, open data and citizen science can be used to create a culture of evidence-based decision making to ensure freshwater health.

Royal Bank of Canada Foundation

RBC Foundation supports a broad range of community initiatives through donations, sponsorships, community investments and employee volunteer activities. Learn more at www.rbc.com/community-sustainability

Evolution and Growth

DataStream was first piloted in the Mackenzie Basin through a unique collaboration between The Gordon Foundation and the Government of the Northwest Territories, Mackenzie DataStream’s Founding Partner. Today, Mackenzie DataStream is integral to the delivery of the Northwest Territories Water Strategy. The success of DataStream throughout the Mackenzie Basin has allowed this model to be expanded to Atlantic Canada and the Lake Winnipeg Basin.

 

The Gordon Foundation is committed to the long-term success of DataStream. In collaboration with regional monitoring networks, we aim to build and support DataStream hubs across Canada to meet regional needs.