Water Management and Monitoring

Monitoring Resources

Community-based monitoring fosters a wide range of innovations, including increased awareness of water stewardship issues and traditional knowledge. It also encourages community involvement in research and monitoring program design. If you or your organization has decided to participate in community-based monitoring programs, there are a number of resources available to you.

Water sampling instructions

Water sampling
Water sampling

Monitoring equipment

The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) provides equipment for community-based monitoring projects. The University of Alberta collaborated with the GNWT to develop plain language instructions in both video and written format for the equipment. 


Environment and Climate Change (ECC) has kits that contain a digital waterproof camera and GPS unit so that organizations or communities can document changes to land or water.  

Water Quality Equipment

ECC lends out water quality equipment to measure a number of different water quality parameters. Plain language manuals and videos for the equipment can be found below. These manuals contain step-by-step instructions on how to set up and use the equipment.

To request a hard copy of any of the materials or resources provided, or for more information about community-based monitoring in the NWT, please contact nwtwaterstrategy@gov.nt.ca.