Ottawa River watershed study: closed consultation

Current status: Closed

This public consultation ran from January 25, 2018 to April 27, 2018.

The Ottawa River Watershed Study was undertaken in response to Private Member’s Motion M-104, which was passed by the House of Commons in May 2017. The purpose of the study was to examine current knowledge about the Ottawa River watershed, in collaboration with implicated groups, including:  

Who was the focus of this consultation

The Government of Canada engaged with:

Key questions for discussion

Ideas and input were sought around the following questions:

What we heard

Environment and Climate Change Canada analyzed the input received through consultations and the summary storyboards of input can be found on our consultation site PlaceSpeak.

Information gathered through our research and from the input received, resulted in a report titled An Examination of Governance, Existing Data, Potential Indicators and Values in the Ottawa River Watershed (PDF). The report contains six chapters:

  1. Background
  2. Methodology
  3. Watershed Management approaches
  4. Data, monitoring and potential indicators
  5. Significance of the watershed
  6. Future challenges and opportunities.

This report will contribute to a better understanding about the Ottawa River watershed and discussions on how to protect it. It will also add to discussions about watershed management and collaboration across Canada.

Related information

Contact us

Ottawa River Watershed Study
Environment and Climate Change Canada
200 Sacré-Coeur Blvd, FON-1318
Gatineau QC K1A 0H3


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