Acid Rain FAQ
It is important to understand the similarities and differences between clean air, climate change and stratospheric ozone depletion, especially as we hear about them in the news, experience them in our own lives, and try to make sense of it all.
The Environmental Technology Centre responds to pollution emergencies such as oil and chemical spills, cleans up hazardous waste and performs technical research and development to support these and other activities.
View maps and locate nautical charts and hydrographic surveys with this site that provides access to marine geospatial data.
The answers to these questions are full of surprising facts about water and what lives in it!
Explore maps that display the changing water and climate conditions for wheat growing regions of western Canada and the United States.
Read these articles to see what governments are doing across the country to protect our water resources, to find information on water contaminants and learn about responsible water use.
Have a fun time with this collection of activities about water!
Information for Students and Teachers
Fisheries and Oceans Canada glossary
This children's activity booklet illustrates the interdependence of all parts of the ecosystem and shows how, air, water, land, plants and animal life are all interrelated.
Find lesson plans about water covering subjects like clean water, how water is used as a resource, water conservation and how climate change might affect water use.
Explore water research taking place in Canada on topics like acid rain, aquatic ecosystem remediation, impacts of land use, pharmaceuticals and waterborne pathogens.
Explore this gateway to water information that is being prototyped by the Government of Canada to support clean, safe and secure water for all Canadians and ecosystems.
Watch these animations--Operation H2O and The Aquifer Connections--starring the bovine hero Robocow and learn about keeping our water safe.
The St. Lawrence hydrographic system, including the Great Lakes, is one of the largest in the world. Its surface area of 1.6 million km2 is the third largest in North America, after the Mississippi and Mackenzie rivers. It drains more than 25% of the Earth's freshwater reserves and influences the environmental processes of the entire North American continent. Over 30 million Americans and 15 million Canadians live in this immense basin.
Find information on a study that evaluates aquatic and terrestrial effects of acid rain and other anthropogenic pollutants on Canadian Shield ecosystems.
How is water affected by climate change? This fact sheet considers the effect of climate change on Canada's water resources.
Science information for water professionals, policy and decision makers and others interested in effective management of Canada’s water resources.
The Water Survey of Canada (WSC) is the national authority responsible for the collection, interpretation and dissemination of standardized water resource data and information in Canada.
Discover hydrography, the science and mapping of lakes, rivers, seas and oceans. Learn how nautical charts are developed and how to read all of the water-related information on a completed chart.