Time: Friday, May 22, 10-10:30 am MT Edmonton, Alberta
Title: What is water quality data and why does it matter?
Description: All life depends on water and we have a shared responsibility to protect it. This session will introduce learners to some of the commonly monitored aspects of water quality in rivers and lakes, and how the data gathered can inform decisions and action. In particular, we will look at how this information is being shared using online open-access tools like DataStream (www.DataStream.org) and showcase some examples of how the data is being used.
Instructor: Lindsay Day is the DataStream Program Manager at The Gordon Foundation. In this role she works with communities and other collaborators to continually grow and improve DataStream, an online, open-access platform for sharing water quality data. Lindsay has a background in health and science communications, and is passionate about working with others to improve how we live with, and care for, water in Canada. Lindsay holds a BA in Sociology and Anthropology from McGill University and an MSc in Population Medicine from the University of Guelph. She is first-generation Canadian, born and raised in Southern Ontario, Anishnaabe and Haudenosaunee territory.
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