Evaluation of the Hydrological Service and Water Survey

Final Report

Audit and Evaluation Branch
April 2014

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Report Clearance Steps

Planning phase completed June 2013
Report sent for management response November 2013
Management response received December 2013 
Report approved by Deputy Minister April 2014

Acronyms used in the report

AANDC
Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada
ADM
Assistant Deputy Minister
BOM
Bureau of Meteorology (Australia)
CESD
Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development
DG
Director General
EC
Environment Canada
FTE
Full Time Equivalent
F/P/T
Federal / Provincial / Territorial
HSWS
Hydrological Service and Water Survey
ISO
International Organization for Standardization
MSC
Meteorological Service of Canada
NAT
National Administrators Table
NHP
National Hydrometric Program
NGO
Non-Governmental Organization
NIWA
National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (New Zealand)
NHPCC
National Hydrometric Program Coordinators Committee
OGD
Other Government Department
PAA
Program Alignment Architecture
PMF
Performance Measurement Framework
QA
Quality Assurance
QC
Quality Control
QMS
Quality Management System
RHBN
Reference Hydrometric Basin Network
UNESCO
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
USGS
United States Geological Survey
WMO
World Meteorological Organization
WSC
Water Survey of Canada

Acknowledgements

The evaluation project team would like to thank those individuals who contributed to this project, particularly all of the interviewees who provided insights and comments crucial to this evaluation. We would also like to thank the members of the evaluation committee for their guidance and support: Al Pietroniro, Christine Best, Michel Villeneuve and Jean Leclerc, all with the Meteorological Service of Canada.

The evaluation project team was led by Michael Callahan, under the direction of William Blois, Director of the Evaluation Directorate, Environment Canada, and included Lindsay Fitzpatrick.

The evaluation was conducted by Kelly Sears Consulting Group on behalf of the Evaluation Directorate, Audit and Evaluation Branch, Environment Canada.

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