Manitoba’s water strategy action plan has ignored available phosphorus data that could improve water decision-making and protect Lake Winnipeg – despite stated objectives to support community-based monitoring and increase collaboration and sharing of water data.
Released July 5, 2023, the plan identifies 72 actions meant to advance the goals and objectives found within a broader water management strategy framework released in November 2022.
Manitoba Environment and Climate had previously solicited public feedback to inform the development of the action plan. Our April 2023 submission...
Update: The deadline to participate in the online Water Action Plan Survey has been extended until March 15, 2023.
Let Manitoba’s government know that community-based monitoring improves water decision-making.
The Lake Winnipeg Community-Based Monitoring Network (LWCBMN) mobilizes citizen volunteers and watershed partners to collect water samples in order to identify phosphorus hotpots – localized areas where phosphorus reduction is required to improve Lake Winnipeg water quality.
LWCBMN is a credible source of valuable water-quality data which can be used to improve water policy and...
Looking for a career that will grow along with you? LWF is currently seeking exceptional candidates interested being in our full-time Program Coordinator!
This unique opportunity will be ideal for a relationship-builder with a passion for freshwater stewardship and grassroots initiatives. This position will require the ability to engage enthusiastically with volunteers, community members and watershed partners. If you are a team player with a science background, and keen to work alongside citizens and communities to protect our shared waters, we want to learn all about you.
Policy Advisor Geoffrey Gunn makes a dollars-and-cents, practical case for community-based water monitoring in Canada as a proven, cost-effective and scientifically rigorous way to collect long-term water quality data. Sustained government investment in programs like LWCBMN will ensure community monitoring efforts can continue providing the evidence needed to make targeted, results-focused freshwater...
Coordinated by LWF with the help of watershed partners and the guidance of LWF science advisors, LWCBMN mobilizes citizens to collect water samples from rural areas located within the Red and Assiniboine River watersheds. These samples are then analyzed in a lab to measure phosphorus concentration, which enables LWF to calculate the amount of phosphorus being exported off the landscape and into the waterways that flow into Lake Winnipeg.
The CBM Volunteer Coordinator will be responsible for supporting volunteers participating in the Lake Winnipeg Community-Based Monitoring Network. The CBM Data Coordinator will be responsible for supporting the field and data management activities of the Lake Winnipeg Community-Based Monitoring Network.
Due to COVD-19, these will be remote work placements, with occasional office visits for equipment preparation and some field work in rural Manitoba. Appropriate...
As part of their honours class, a small group of students from Minot’s Central Campus have volunteered to collect samples from the Souris River, using equipment supplied by LWF and following LWCBMN protocols developed by LWF science advisors. Their teacher was trained by LWF staff over Zoom.
LWCBMN is a long-term monitoring program coordinated by LWF which mobilizes citizens to collect water samples across rural areas of Lake Winnipeg’s...
The arrival of COVID-19 in Manitoba has caused many changes to our daily lives. We want to ensure all potential applicants have the time they need to shift plans, make decisions, and prioritize actions that will help protect their health and the health of those around them.
For this reason, the deadline for applications for both positions has been extended until end of day, Friday, April 3.
Here are some other steps we are taking and/or considering with respect to our summer hiring process: