Case Studies

The Salt Spring Island FreshWater Catalogue

Feb 19, 2019

The Salt Spring Island Preservation Society's FreshWater Catalogue is mobilizing volunteers to help fill important water knowledge gaps on the Island.

Of Aquifers and Uncertainty: Sustainable Water Use in Twin Lakes, BC

Jan 16, 2019

One woman's mission to protect a vulnerable aquifer from being taxed.

Farming on Wet Lands: One Farmer's Journey

Jan 09, 2019

How one farmer is trying to work with the landscape by constructing wetlands on her farm.

The Art of Reframing: The Social Life of Water exhibition

Jan 09, 2019

A look at how a museum exhibition in the Okanagan, BC used art and storytelling to challenge dominant water narratives in the semi-arid valley.

Does Organizing Make a Difference? The Vote for Water Campaign and BC's Election

Jan 09, 2019

A look at how engagement efforts of environmental organizations may have influenced the 2017 provincial election in BC.

Monitoring for Lake Health

Jan 09, 2019

The Lake Windermere Ambassadors have engaged volunteers to measure and monitor the lake for 11 years. This piece describes the program and lessons learned.

Phosphorous Manitoba

Dec 11, 2018

The Lake Winnipeg Community-Based Monitoring Network (LWCBMN) has identified phosphorus hotspots that are contributing to harmful algae blooms on Lake Winnipeg.

Citizen Scientists Find Phosphorous Hotspots around Manitoba

Dec 11, 2018

In Southern Manitoba, citizen scientists have been collecting water samples to to shed light on phosphorous pollution.

Getting off the Frack Track

Feb 20, 2015

In 2014, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick joined Quebec in halting hydraulic fracturing for shale gas. What were the key strategies of the anti-fracking campaigns?