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Monitoring and Research

There are many historical studies and ongoing monitoring and research initiatives throughout the Athabasca watershed. The Athabasca Watershed Council is working to build awareness of these initiatives and the organizations working to increase our understanding of this basin. If you have an initiative that should be included here, please contact us at outreach@awc-wpac.ca.


Monitoring and Research Organizations and Programs

Alberta River Basins / Water Advisories

Alberta’s Environmental Monitoring and Science Program

Canadian Oil Sands Innovation Alliance (COSIA)

Canadian Aquatic Biomonitoring Network (CABIN)

Lesser Slave Watershed Council Water Quality Monitoring Program

Lower Athabasca Regional Plan water management frameworks

Mikisew Cree First Nation Community Based Monitoring Program

Peace – Athabasca Delta Ecological Monitoring Program (PADEMP)

Sequencing the Rivers for Environmental Assessment and Monitoring (STREAM)

Current Data and Information Sources

Major Historical Studies

Athabasca University: Athabasca River Basins Institute (ARBI)

Alberta Oil Sands Environmental Research Program (AOSERP)

Cumulative Environmental Management Association (CEMA)

Northern River Basins Study (NRBS)

Northern Rivers Ecosystem Initiative (NREI)

Regional Aquatic Monitoring Program (RAMP)