Tell us about your partnerships
We have partnerships at international, national, provincial, regional, and municipal levels. They include First Nations, all levels of government, NGOs, universities, colleges and water-related think tanks. We currently have over 18 partners including: Polis Project on Ecological Governance; Canada Water Week; Kootenay Lake Partnership; Forum for Leadership On Water); Simon Fraser Adaptation to Climate Change Team; Canadian Indigenous Environmental Resources; WWF –Canada Freshwater program; Canadian Columbia River Intertribal Fisheries Commission.
Are you currently targeting other specific populations, locations, or markets for your solution? If so, where and why?
Targeted populations are lake stewardship groups throughout BC and Canada. We specifically target lake groups working to protect lakes with high ecological value, are experiencing a high degree of threat, and require community engagement support. Specific areas include the Skeena Watershed, the Columbia Basin, Athabasca Watershed and Lake Winnipeg Watershed.
What type of operating environment and internal organizational factors make your innovation successful?
Living Lakes Canada is adaptive and can expand or contract our program deliverables based on funding. We have strong partnerships throughout Canada and internationally. The Ambassadors benefit from the broad range of stakeholders participating as our Board of Directors. Though Directors come from a variety of backgrounds, all share the common goal of protecting the lake as a community asset. Our success hinges on a dedicated core group of volunteers and strong relationships with local government and provincial environment agencies. We also benefit from tools and techniques transferred as a legacy of the Lake Windermere Project, and continued mentorship from the Project coordinator.
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