Taking Notice to Take Action: Integrating Environment, Community, and Health


Prentice Institute for Global Population and Economy

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Taking Notice to Take Action: Integrating Environment, Community, and Health.  A Health in the Watershed Atlas of the Battle River and Sounding Creek Watersheds

LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA.  February 15, 2023

The Prentice Institute and the CIHR funded ECHO (Environment, Community, and Health Observatory) Network are pleased to announce the release of a unique “health in the watershed atlas” of the Battle River and Sounding Creek watersheds.  In this Atlas the watershed, or watershed management, was the “space” in which to consider, and respond to, the combination of environmental, community, and health dynamics.  The Health in the Watershed Atlas is an extensive, replicable, and intersectoral assessment of health in (rather than the typical “health of”) the watershed.

The atlas was designed using a framework of 44 indicators and higher order measures in complement with sustainable development goals, and is intended to catalyze the next generation of state of watershed reporting.

The combinations of place, people and analyses in the Atlas are intended to reinforce the need to lead and think within our watersheds. The maps and data can highlight the challenges and assets for rural, Indigenous, racialized, and vulnerable communities.  The observable inequities are worthy not just of acknowledgement, but action.  Take Notice.  To Take Action.

A limited number of print copies are available by request through the Prentice Institute.  Contact prentice@uleth.ca to inquire.   The digital version is here.

The Atlas project was supported with a combination of resources from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), and the ECHO Network, the University of Alberta, the University of Lethbridge, and the Battle River Watershed Alliance.