The Canadian government like many other government bodies around the world is keeping close tabs on the environment. This is a country that wants to do its part. Not only for Canadians but for the sustainability of the rest of the world.

Canadas Involvement in Hydrology

The Canadian government indicates that about 7% of the water supply in the world that is renewable is found in Canada. The country has fifteen terrestrial ecozones. These vary in their presentations. For example, the Pacific Maritime ecozones are known to be quite wet. The Mixed Wood ecozone is humid. The North Arctic ecozone is much like a desert type environment. All of these fluctuations in the ecozones creates the need for diversification.

Facing the Water issues

Canada is characterized by both diversities in socioeconomic and hydrology which makes comprehending the water resources of the country somewhat complex. On the whole, the Canadian government educates the general public through news publications.

The majority of the provinces throughout the country are facing challenges.


The challenges for Ontario when it comes to hydrology is comprised of several issues such as floods and water quality.


The concerns in this province are toxicity and pollution in the agricultural industry. They also share some of the main concerns as Ontario does with flooding and water quality.

Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia is focused on the management of their fisheries and watersheds. Something else that they have to deal with is pesticides seeping into the groundwater.

The Federal Government oversees the hydrological factors of the country on the whole. But, it is also important that government on the provincial levels are on top of the challenges that their properties face. Then the responsibility has to be shared by all levels of government right down to the municipalities. Even the individual communities need to accept some responsibility for sustainability.