MEDIA AVAILABILITY: Atlantic Canada to use open data, blockchain technology to safeguard watersheds

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Halifax, Sept. 14, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Media are invited to discover the developing role for new technologies in safeguarding freshwater health in Atlantic Canada at a Sept. 18 evening event featuring WWF-Canada, The Gordon Foundation and Atlantic Water Network, moderated by RBC.

In 2017, WWF-Canada reported on national widespread data deficiencies for freshwater health indicators, preventing an informed understanding of the human impact in most watersheds. To address these data gaps, The Gordon Foundation and Atlantic Water Network developed Atlantic DataStream, an open-access platform for data sharing, which now, with the support of the RBC Foundation and WWF-Canada, is piloting the use of blockchain technology to enhance the security and authenticity of this data.

The Gordon Foundation is a charitable organization dedicated to protecting Canada's water and empowering Canada's North. We seek opportunities to amplify underrepresented voices, elevate emerging issues, and collaborate with like-minded organizations to drive powerful, sustainable outcomes.

RBC is proud to support a broad range of community initiatives through donations, community investments and employee volunteer activities. See how at . 

WWF-Canada creates solutions to the environmental challenges that matter most for Canadians. We work in places that are unique and ecologically important, so that nature, wildlife and people thrive together. Because we are all wildlife. For more information, visit .

 

Rebecca Spring, senior communications specialist, rspring@wwfcanada.org, +1 647-338-6274

 

Corrigan Hammond, communications officer, , +1 437-772-7831

WWF-Canada
media@wwfcanada.org

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Globe Newswire: 11:00 GMT Friday 14th September 2018

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