Our partners

LakePulse partners

  • Environmental Protection Division (Ministry of Environment – Province of British Columbia)
  • Environment and Climate Change Canada
  • Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change
  • Environmental Monitoring and Science Division (Government of Alberta)
  • IISD Experimental Lakes Area (IISD-ELA)
  • Ouranos Consortium
  • Public Health Agency of Canada
  • Ministère du Développement Durable, de l’Environnement et de la Lutte contre les Changements (Québec)
  • Environment and Natural Resources (Government of Northwest Territories)
  • New Brunswick Department of Environment and Local Government
  • Water Resources Branch and the Fish and Wildlife Branch in the Department of Environment, Government of Yukon

Supporting partners

  • Department of Municipal Affairs and Environment (Government of Newfoundland and Labrador)

Working together

LakePulse supports decision-making and policymakers

The LakePulse Web Atlas will offer interactive maps to assess the past, current and future states of Canadian lakes. We will also provide new tools for lake assessments ranging from genetic markers to remote sensing approaches. This will improve lake stewardship by our partners and produce new scientific knowledge about lake processes to support management policies.

Sharing archived data

We will retrieve, from the archives of our partners, decades of data collected during their monitoring and research programs. These datasets will be added to our LakePulse Database, which will also include data from the 680 lakes sampled across Canada as part of the LakePulse Survey and data collected by community-based monitoring. Using our database, data for any lake can be compared to regional and national conditions. These comparative analyses can be used to examine the impact of land use or new policies on lake health. The management of Canadian lakes in the context of a changing environment requires access to lake and landscape data, which will be achieved through the shared LakePulse Database for multiple uses:

Research & education

To serve our scientific program and the training of students.


To promote future research and foster collaborations between universities and government.

Access to data

To provide everyone who cares about lakes with free and easily accessible information about lake health.

Partners also offer expertise in sampling and logistics

For three summers (2017 to 2019), the LakePulse Survey will be sampling across provincial boundaries and along natural and land-use gradients. To carry out this large-scale sampling campaign, we are working with our partners, First Nations, municipalities, lake associations and other groups across Canada, who contribute their local expertise in sampling and logistics.
 Ministries of provinces and territories
Our partners across Canada include the ministries of provinces and territories, federal agencies and departments, as well as not-for-profit organizations.

They offer their expertise, data and logistical knowledge. Together, we are creating new tools to deliver information to people who care about lakes, such as scientists, managers, policymakers and citizens. To build the first nationwide database of Canadian lakes, we use lake and water quality data from diverse sources.