Share and view ideas: Ottawa River watershed study
Current status: Open
Opened on January 25, 2018. Will close to new input on April 27, 2018.
This study is gathering current knowledge about the Ottawa River watershed, and how best to protect, manage and conserve it, in response to Private Member’s Motion M-104, which was passed by the House of Commons in May 2017.
Join in: how to participate
Environment and Climate Change Canada will be using meetings, social media, emails
Visit our online site
Find storyboards, maps, and other documents on the Ottawa River watershed study page on PlaceSpeak. Learn more about this watershed. Follow what others are saying about the Ottawa River.
Send us an email
Submit your ideas or your input to the email address, in contact information.
Participate on Twitter
Follow @environmentca on Twitter. Send us your short comments or ideas using the hashtag #ottawariver.
Participate by mail
Send your ideas and input to the address in contact information.
Participate in person
Come to an open door meeting in Ottawa on February 8, or in Gatineau on March 1, to find out more about the study.
Who is the focus of this consultation
The Government of Canada wants to hear from:
- Canadians living in the watershed or relying on the watershed
- Indigenous People who live within or near the watershed
- Non-government organizations
- Businesses and Industry associations
- Academics and researchers
- Diverse groups representing identity factors like gender, race, ethnicity, religion, age, mental or physical disability
- Other interested citizens
Key questions for discussion
- What is your main connection to the Ottawa River Watershed?
- What do you value most about it?
- Do you have any specific concerns about this watershed?
- Is there something happening in the Ottawa River watershed that we need to know about for this study?
- What is needed to assist those involved in managing the watershed to collaborate more effectively?
- Should a new collaborative body be created to manage the Ottawa River watershed?
- How should historical, cultural, natural and economic values be represented in watershed governance?
- Are there existing citizen science initiatives we should be aware of?
- Motion M-104 identifies some themes for assessing and monitoring the health of the Ottawa River watershed. Are there other themes or specific indicators that should be considered?
- Where are the information gaps related to the health of the Ottawa River watershed?
The input gathered through this process will be used to develop options for how best to manage, protect and conserve this watershed.
- Consult the resources we have gathered about the Ottawa River watershed before you participate.
|Location||Date and time||Venue|
|Ottawa||Thursday, February 8, 2018, 4:30 to 8:30 p.m.||40 Elgin Street, 2nd floor (National Capital Commission Urbanism Lab)|
|Thursday, March 1, 2018, 4:30 to 8:30 p.m.||25 Laurier Street (Salle des Fêtes)|
Environment and Climate Change Canada will also be hosting invitation-only meetings and webinars from January through March, with Indigenous communities, the provincial governments of Quebec and Ontario, environmental non-government organizations, and industry groups, among others. Dates and locations of upcoming meetings will be posted as they are arranged.
Ottawa River Watershed Study
Environment and Climate Change Canada
200 Sacré-Coeur Blvd, FON-1318
Gatineau QC K1A 0H3
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