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Questions and Answers How do I get to the National Water Research Institute?
Take a look at
maps and directions to the Canada Centre for Inland Waters in Burlington, Ontario, and the National Hydrology Research Centre in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Top of Page How do I contact an employee of NWRI?
Individual scientific staff and managers have
profiles posted on the Environment Canada S&T web site. Search the Government Electronic Directory Services web site for contact information for all federal public servants. Top of Page Where can I find information if I am a student or teacher?
NWRI is a research institute and as such does not specifically produce material for students, children and teachers. For your convenience here are some interesting water and environment links to other sites geared toward students and teachers.
Students The Atlas of Canada (contains an excellent section on freshwater resources) Ecological Monitoring and Assessment Environment Canada Great Lakes Kids Fresh Water website Visiting Fellowships in Canadian Government Laboratories Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada Teachers Fresh Water website Teacher’s corner Great Lakes Information Network – Teachers’ Corner Water on the Web - Teacher page Top of Page How do I contact NWRI if I am a member of the media?
All media enquiries should be directed to
Environment Canada's General Media Enquiries centre. Top of Page Can I download photos of the buildings?
High-resolution photos of the Canada Centre for Inland Waters in Burlington, Ontario, and the National Hydrology Research Centre in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan are
available for download here. Top of Page How do I apply for a job at NWRI?
Job opportunities at NWRI that are open to the public are posted on the following web sites.
Public Service Commission of Canada Human Resources Development Canada Opportunities for Youth Science Horizons Youth Internship Program Youth Internship Program Youth Resource Network Visiting Fellowships in Canadian Government Laboratories Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada Top of Page Can I arrange for a tour of CCIW in Burlington, Ontario, or NHRC in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan?
Unfortunately, we are not in a position to offer tours of CCIW and NHRC at this time. We hope to have a virtual tour of the facilities available on the website in the future.
Top of Page Find publications by NWRI staff?
Key Water S&T Reports page for publication information.
For information on obtaining copies of NWRI publications, please contact S&T@ec.gc.ca.
CCIW Library. Top of Page Where will I find maps? Geomatics Canada of Natural Resources Canada has sources for maps, and for Canadian geospatial information availability and information on freshwater resources, visit The Atlas of Canada site. For remote sensing data and/or satellite images, visit the site of the Canada Centre for Remote Sensing. Top of Page Where will I find information on water levels?
Environment Canada’s Ontario Region has listed several links to
water level information. Top of Page Where will I find information on importing and exporting Canada’s water?
Visit Environment Canada’s Freshwater web site for information on
bulk water removal and water export. Top of Page Where can I find information on drinking water?
There are several federal government sites with information on drinking water:
WATER - How good is it? Health Canada Drinking Water The Atlas of Canada Also, view the Source Protection Primer on the Pollution Probe website. Top of Page Where can I find information on water quality?
NWRI has several
key reports on Canadian water quality. You will also find water quality information on the Environment Canada Freshwater website. Top of Page Where can I find national water quality standards?
Canadian Environmental Quality Guidelines web site includes guidelines for drinking water quality, recreational water, the protection of aquatic life and the protection of agricultural water uses. Top of Page Where can I get my water tested?
Provinces are responsible for water testing. Check your phone book blue pages for contact information.
For information on water testing laboratories, visit the web site of The Canadian Council of Independent Laboratories Top of Page Find government documents and legislation, policies and guidelines relating to water?
The national Environment Canada Green Lane web site has a section on
Acts and Regulations. Top of Page