Help keep BC's water swimmable, drinkable, and fishable.
The average British Columbian doesn't know where they get their drinking water from, how their wastewater is treated, or the laws that protect their waters. They are also unaware of the ways that they can make a tangible difference. By providing the public with the education, applied training and digital tools to conserve, protect and advocate for water, we directly address this knowledge gap and foster what we call "water literacy."
Water Literacy Workshops
For community members and classrooms, we provide interactive and engaging discussions catered to your specific interests. Whether you have rivulets or oceans of water knowledge, all are welcome to rediscover their connection to local waterbodies. Some topics might include agriculture and water, recreational water quality, wastewater treatment in your community, local critters in your watershed, and how to protect and conserve drinking water.
Water Quality Testing Training and
Local Beach Clean-ups
We believe that people gain a sense of pride and obligation towards their local waters when they are directly involved in their protection. Participants will learn how to test for E. coli, and other indicators of water quality, at recreational beaches and waterways that currently lack regular reporting.
Every Canadian has a story –a Watermark– that connects them to a waterbody and provides them with another reason to protect it. In addition to being a powerful reminder of your connection to water, the Watermark Project also records and archives important information that can be used to protect water from future threats. The Watermark Project asks Canadians to record their unique and poignant stories about water, whether through video, text, images or audio and share them on the project website. Each Watermark is a ripple the mission to keep Canada a place where everyone and everything can safely swim, drink, and fish.
Through the Watermark Project, we aim to build a force strong enough to cause a shift in our water culture so that Canadians reconnect with their waters and take action.
Swim Drink Fish Community
The Swim Guide App monitors the water quality of over 7,000 beaches internationally, and has kept more than 1,000,000 people safe from polluted waters. Join the Swim Drink Fish community and swim with up-to-date data on your favourite beaches!