Canadian Centre for Inland Waters (CCIW)

Canadian Centre for Inland Waters

The CCIW was created in 1967 in Burlington, Ontario. It provides a base for Environment Canada's National Water Research Institute (NWRI), Fisheries and Oceans Canada, and the Global Environment Monitoring System (GEMS) / Water Collaborating Centre. The NWRI is Canada's largest freshwater research institute. The centre houses laboratories, a marine workshop, a library, an auditorium, and fish specimen archives. The NWRI places its focus on aquatic research and development. Canadian and international scientists work to find ways of sustaining our freshwater ecosystems. Through ecosystem-based research, the NWRI uses its scientific knowledge to develop government policies and programs, for public decision-making, and to aid in identifying environmental problems.

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