The Columbia Basin Water Hub acknowledges that the data stored on this platform is collected from the unceded traditional territories of the Ktunaxa, Lheidli T’enneh, Secwepemc, Sinixt and Syilx Nations who have stewarded these lands for generations.

Through the Columbia Basin Water Hub, the Columbia Basin Water Monitoring Collaborative is making critical water data readily available for the development of a Basin-wide water balance approach for subsequent water budgeting needed by decision makers for watershed management in an era of climate change impacting hydrological flows. Water data is important given the mounting pressures on increased freshwater needs, for not only human and industrial uses, but also for functioning ecosystems.

The Water Hub is a central place to access all water related data relevant to the Columbia Basin that has been shared by community groups, the private sector, governments, and First Nations. Through this database, a range of datasets, including water quantity and quality, groundwater, snow surveys, glacier studies, wetland related literature and studies and various other forms of knowledge will be available. In this way, data collected over the years will be housed in a central repository and will remain accessible once data collection has concluded.

If you have resources or datasets that you would like to contribute to the Water Hub or have any questions, please refer to our Help section or email:
Applied Innovation and Technology Manager:
Database and Community Engagement Coordinator:

Open Access and Use of Data

Data submitted to the Water Hub by its contributors is intended to be open-access and can be freely accessed, used, modified, re-used and redistributed by anyone for any lawful purpose.

However, please note that some data may contain additional restrictions on use or re-use including the requirement to provide appropriate attribution of the data's contributor. Users must consult the usage rights that accompanies the data accessed and/or downloaded, and users are required to abide by the respective usage terms and conditions.

The data available through the Water Hub is provided on an “as is” basis. There is no warranty or guarantee of any kind that the information is accurate, complete, current or suitable for any particular purpose. It is the responsibility of all persons who use the Water Hub to independently confirm the accuracy of the data, information or results obtained through the Water Hub.

The Water Hub and all of its partners disclaim all warranties and conditions with regards to any information and data available via the Water Hub and this includes any and all warranties of merchantability whether they are implied, statutory, fitness for a particular purpose, title, and/or non-infringement.

Please refer to the Terms of Use in our Help section for more information.

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