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Water of good quality and in appropriate quantities is fundamental to ecosystems, human health and economic performance. In Canada, water is mostly used by households and in industries such as electricity generation, agriculture, manufacturing, petroleum extraction and mining. More >>
Status and trends
Water quality data from a mix of federal, provincial, and joint monitoring programs were assessed by regional experts and assembled into a national dataset to calculate this indicator. More >>
What's next?This first report provides information on the status of water quality in Canada as it relates to the protection of aquatic life. The preliminary indicator reported here will be revised in future reports. More >>