About Atlantic Water Network

Atlantic Water Network is a hub for community-based water monitoring throughout Atlantic Canada, providing water monitoring equipment, standardized training, and resources to water monitoring organizations and communities in the region. AWN is the regional lead for Atlantic DataStream, open access water quality database, and the regional partner for the Atlantic AquaHacking Challenge, engaging tech talent for local water solutions.

Atlantic Water Network is a project on Makeway’s shared platform, which provides operational supports, governance, and charitable expertise for changemakers. The shared platform enables more time and money to go towards achieving greater impact. MakeWay is a national charity that builds partnerships and solutions to help nature and communities thrive together.


AWN’s vision is that Atlantic Canadians are collectively empowered to leverage local knowledge in support of healthy waters now and for generations to come.


AWN’s mission is to be a centralized hub that supports community-based water monitoring throughout Atlantic Canada and beyond. We achieve this by:

  • Strengthening a regional network with shared water objectives
  • Providing leadership, resources, education, and training
  • Promoting local priorities in water policy
  • Building trust in community-collected data

Community Partners

Organizations and individuals in Atlantic Canada can access AWN resources and network by becoming a Community Partner.

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