BC Environmental Monitoring System Results

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Published by the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy - Knowledge Management
Licensed under Open Government Licence - British Columbia

Environmental test results, including physical, chemical and biological analyses of samples taken from water, air, solid waste discharges and ambient monitoring sites throughout the province.

Samples are collected by either ministry staff or permittees under the Environmental Management Act and then analyzed in public or private sector laboratories.

More information is available from this website.

The environmental monitoring locations are available in this geographic dataset.

You can view EMS data from surface water monitoring sites located throughout the province here

Data and Resources

Dataset Extent

Latitude: 48.0° to 60.0°
Longitude: -139.5° to -113.5°

Additional Information


This enables downloading of all of the EMS Monitoring System data results with latitude and longitude information included.

Data Quality

The QA_INDEX_CODE field is also populated to include records where QA_INDEX_CODE=’F’, so as to include the utility of using the data feed for Quality Assurance.

Reporting applications using this feed need to actively filter out or exclude the records with QA_INDEX_CODE=’F’ from statistical or aggregate calculations.

Lineage Statement

Dynamically created from warehouse objects.

More Information

Contact Information

NameEMS Helpdesk (businessExpert)
OrganizationMinistry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy
Sub-OrganizationKnowledge Management
NameRobert Williams (pointOfContact)
OrganizationMinistry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy
Sub-OrganizationKnowledge Management

Access & Security

Who can view this dataset? Public
Who can download this dataset?Public

Metadata Information

Record Published 2016-05-04
Record Last Modified 2018-11-27
Resource Status onGoing