UN Global Environmental Monitoring System, Water Programme Office
Data Center Description
The National Water Research Institute
The National Water Research Institute (NWRI) is a Directorate of Environment Canada’s Environmental Conservation Service. The Institute is Canada's largest freshwater research facility with over 300 staff including aquatic ecologists, hydrologists, toxicologists, physical geographers, modellers, limnologists, environmental chemists, research technicians, and experts in linking water science to environmental policy.
NWRI has two main centres: the larger at the Canada Centre for Inland Waters on the shores of the Great Lakes in Burlington, Ontario; the other at the National Hydrology Research Centre, in the heart of the Canadian Prairies in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. NWRI also has staff located in Gatineau, Quebec; Fredericton, New Brunswick; and Victoria, British Columbia; working with other government departments, universities and research organizations to address a variety of water-related issues.