Media Advisory - Mackenzie DataStream Marks Official Launch with Event on Parliament Hill

OTTAWA, Nov. 18, 2016 /CNW/ - Mackenzie DataStream gives community members, researchers and policy-makers easy access to water quality data from the Mackenzie Basin through an open-source, online platform. The importance of open-access water quality data will be addressed by speakers including the Honourable Robert C. McLeod, Minister of Environment and Natural Resources, Government of the Northwest Territories.

When:


Tuesday, November 22, 2016
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. EST




Where:                


Room B16, East Block, Parliament Hill

Ottawa, ON




Who:                    


The Honourable Robert C. McLeod, Minister of Environment and Natural Resources,

Government of the Northwest Territories

Sherry Campbell, President and CEO, The Gordon Foundation




What:                   


The official launch of Mackenzie DataStream: an open access, independent platform built

through a unique public-private partnership between The Gordon Foundation and the

Government of the Northwest Territories.




NOTE: TO ATTEND THIS EVENT, MEDIA MUST RSVP BY 2:00 PM EST ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21

Mackenzie DataStream was funded by The Gordon Foundation and developed in close collaboration with the Government of the Northwest Territories, the Foundation's key northern and technical partner for this project. The project has received ongoing input from NWT Water Strategy Partners with wide-ranging expertise. The full list of water partners can be found at: http://www.nwtwaterstewardship.ca/partneragencies.

For more information, please visit www.mackenziedatastream.ca.

The Gordon Foundation

The Gordon Foundation has made a longstanding commitment to protect Canada's water and empower Canada's North. The Mackenzie DataStream initiative supports innovative research and communications to strengthen citizen engagement in freshwater management, and to drive the development of sound freshwater policy. http://gordonfoundation.ca/

SOURCE Mackenzie DataStream

For further information: To RSVP or for more information, please contact: Josh Tucker, External Relations Manager, The Gordon Foundation, 416-737-9785, josh@gordonfn.org

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