Water Quality Monitoring

The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy conducts water quality monitoring of freshwater and marine water through numerous programs to evaluate the condition of waterbodies in B.C.


Biomonitoring uses benthic macroinvertebrates as an indicator of freshwater ecosystem health.

Monitoring, Assessment and Stewardship

Water quality monitoring and assessment reports provide an overview of the status of the water for a particular lake, river or marine area.

Canada - B.C. Water Quality Monitoring Agreement

B.C. collaborates with Environment and Climate Change Canada to oversee many water quality monitoring stations across the province.  

Lake Monitoring

Monitoring the water quality of lakes is essential to understanding current water conditions, as well as changes in natural processes and the influences of human activities over time.