What We Do
See research datasets shared on our DataHub. View, graph, download and share.
View documents related to research in the Nelson River Watershed in our open access library.
View datasets that have been mapped in our mapping geoportal. Some maps are interactive!
The Canadian Watershed Information Network (CANWIN) is a web based open access data and information network created by Environment Canada as part of the Lake Winnipeg Basin Initiative under Canada’s Action Plan on clean water. It was created in order to help address key water quality issues within the lake and its contributing watersheds. In 2012 management of the network transferred to the University of Manitoba under CEOS.
The Nelson River Watershed covers over 1 million square km. It covers 4 (four) Canadian provinces and four (4) U.S. States. The CANWIN provides a central open access data hub where researchers, decision makers, government agencies, organizations and the community can visualize and view the WHO, WHAT WHEN and WHERE of the basin. (Who is working in the basin, and WHAT, WHEN and WHERE are they doing it?); Searchable maps and tables of research allow users to gain a better understanding of the projects and activities occurring within the basin.
The CANWIN aims to aids research, education and decision making in the basin through three key strategies: Aid Transparency, Build Understanding, Create Awareness.
These key strategies allow the CANWIN to facilitate the management of natural and anthropogenic resources in the basin by integrating multiple information and data sources and expertise into a central open access resource.
Profiling some of our researchers
Researchers at U of Winnipeg, U of Waterloo, Queens’s University, U of Saskatchewan and Wilfrid laurier University find Manitoba Lakes some of the highest for internal phosphorous loading.
CBC interviews Grassy River FN residents about mercury in their environment.
Read Lake Winnipeg Foundations’s Dr. Alexis Kanu and the International Institute for Sustainable Development’s Dimple Roy’s commentary on helping Lake Winnipeg.
Fish on antidepressants. #thestruggleisreal
Concerned about water quality in First Nation communities? Vice news will be talking about it all week!
‘Pray for the waters’: Great Water Gathering brings Indigenous, non-Indigenous protectors together – CBC News | Indigenous
Pray for the water: Water Gathering brings together Indigenous and non-Indigenous protectors in the Whiteshell. Click below to view the full article.
Diane Adams, a metis student at the University of Saskatchewan School of Public Health,hopes participating in a national fellowship to create clean energy strategies for Canada will help put an end to ‘energy poverty’ in Indigenous, rural and remote communities. Diane is also part of the Create H20 Program at the University of Manitoba. Congratulations Read more about A clean future – School of Public Health – University of Saskatchewan[…]
Great announcement by the Minister of Environment and Climate Change Canada re: $25.7 M for funding for Lake Winnipeg. The Universty of Manitoba and CanWin’s very own Dr. Greg McCullough discusses what the fund may want to support. Dr. McCullough also represented CanWIN in an earlier invite only stakeholder meeting with the Minister!
American family can’t stay in Canada due to child’s epilepsy, developmental delay – Winnipeg Free Press
This family is a key point of contact for our researchers on the Manitoba Great Lakes Project.