Canada-B.C. Water Quality Agreement

Fraser River near Hope. - Environment and Climate Change Canada / Environnement et Changement climatique Canada (2017)

The Canada-B.C. Water Quality Monitoring Agreement, signed in 1985, coordinates and integrates Canada and B.C.’s water quality monitoring activities. The Agreement allows us to:

  • efficiently operate the long-term water quality river network;
  • deliver timely, comparable, water quality data in an open and transparent format;
  • jointly manage and assess water quality data and information;
  • provide water quality information on a national and provincial scale through reports such as the National Freshwater Quality Indicator under the Canadian Environmental Sustainability Indicators program, and provincial water quality reporting; and,
  • engage with Indigenous Peoples increasing capacity and fostering collaborative water stewardship.

Learn more about Canada-B.C. water quality monitoring activities.