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Visiting Northeast Avalon ACAP next week will be CURA H2O from Saint Mary’s University in Nova Scotia.
What is CURA H2O? It is a five-year Community-University Research Alliance (CURA) project funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada to increase community capacity for integrated water monitoring and management in Canada and internationally. The project is run out of the Saint Mary’s University Geography Department in Halifax Nova Scotia, and is led by Principal Investigator Dr. Cathy Conrad.
The project components include:
- Implementing a water quality monitoring training program
- Integrating data into governmental watershed management
- Project guidance through academic research
Check out the CURA H2O website for more great information regarding this community based water monitoring and management project!
The water monitoring / testing is done using the Wet-Pro (TM) Field Kit. This kit is a full water quality monitoring tool used for the collection of the all important data for such a project.
NAACAP will be partnering with CURA H2O to monitor local rivers and watersheds in our operational area of the Northeast Avalon. We will be inviting other community groups to join with us and participate in this initiative, joining with us in the monitoring and care of our local water resources.
For more details on the monitoring initiative or to suggest an area near you to monitor / test, give us a call at the NAACAP office!