Water Quality Monitoring

A key element of B.C. and Alaska’s commitment to protect Transboundary Waters is the establishment of a Water Quality Monitoring Program.

The program’s objective is to improve our scientific understanding of the existing conditions of the Alsek, Unuk, Taku and Stikine watersheds, and to collaboratively collect and share information on the impacts of mining and development activities on fisheries and other subsistence resources.

The program will significantly increase the amount of data already being collected, with additional sampling beginning as soon as late summer, 2017.

B.C.’s Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy (ENV) is developing the program in conjunction with various provincial, state, tribal, and First Nations organizations. Collectively these groups will play a role in monitoring water quality and quantity, sharing traditional knowledge of the ecosystem, interpreting the compiled data, and reporting the findings to the Bilateral Working Group.

Water Monitoring Program Documentation

Development of a water quality monitoring plan is nearing completion. Once complete, it will be uploaded to this page. In addition to the plan, results of the program will also be posted to this page as they become available.