Carolyn DuBois receives Changemakers award

February 25, 2022

A passionate advocate for open data and freshwater protection, Carolyn has led the rapid expansion of DataStream, which supports data sharing for hundreds of organizations across Canada.

Carolyn has embraced new technologies, including blockchain, while leading an ever-growing, cross-disciplinary staff team. DataStream itself is an innovative tool, democratizing access to information and digital infrastructure while bringing people and data together to solve critical freshwater challenges.

Thanks to Carolyn’s leadership, innovation, and collaboration DataStream is now the largest water data platform in Canada, currently holding over 17 million data points collected across a diversity of sectors.

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, the Lake Winnipeg Basin and the Great Lakes and Saint Lawrence region.

Charlotte in a kayak --- Charlotte en kayak

Meet Our Team: Charlotte Hagelstam-Renshaw

As part of our ongoing staff feature series, we are thrilled to profile one of DataStream’s Data Specialists, Charlotte Hagelstam-Renshaw!  

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Island in the middle of a river next to a highway ... Île au milieu d’une rivière à côté d’une autoroute

The new DataStream website is here!

DataStream.org is the new, central home for information about DataStream. Whether you are interested in finding out what we’re up to, are looking for technical documentation or want to read inspiring stories about how communities are transforming data into action, DataStream.org has all of this and more.

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Meet Our Team: Meghan McLeod

Meet Our Team: Meghan McLeod

Meghan joined us at the beginning of the year right after finishing her master's degree at the University of Waterloo. Her studies focused on nutrient contamination in the Lake Erie basin. She used long-term data and process-based models to predict past, present, and future nitrogen storage in the surrounding sub-basins of Lake Erie. Meghan will be contributing to the continued development of DataStream by working with data contributors and users across the Great Lakes region and beyond.  

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