Science and Information Management

Decisions that promote greater resiliency in Ontario’s watersheds require an understanding of the current state of local natural environment. This understanding normally begin with collecting information, making assessments and developing strategies to protect, restore, or maintain the health of our water and land resources.

Conservation Authorities play a key role in the following:

  • Data collection
  • Data analysis and reporting
  • Strategy and plan development
  • Project collaboration and information sharing with individuals, agencies and all levels of government
  • Research and development of innovative solutions

Find your own watershed science

This interactive map of Ontario’s 38 drinking water source water protection area provides an overview of local information gathered by Ontario's Conservation Authorities and other stakeholders in the development of local source protection plans, under the provincially supported Ontario Drinking Water Source Protection Program.