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    National Water Monitoring Program for Pesticides (NWMPP) water quality data are presented for a network of freshwater sites across Canada. A two-year pilot program is being conducted in partnership between Health Canada (HC), Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC), and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), with additional partners listed below. Data comprise a suite of approximately 185 pesticides from a limited number of surface water sites in Canada. Sampling frequency and collection of ancillary data vary among locations; however, in general, samples are taken twice per week during the growing season. Ancillary data can include physical-chemical parameters such as temperature, pH and specific conductance. The main objective of the pilot program is to provide lessons learned for the development of a framework, which will provide guidance for pesticide monitoring programs, including a NWMPP. The expected outcomes of the framework and the NWMPP are enhanced knowledge about the levels of pesticides in the aquatic environment, expanded partnerships, improved collaborations, and increased accessibility of information through Open Data. Additional Partners • Province of Prince Edward Island (PEI), through the Canada-PEI Memorandum of Agreement on Water • Organisme de bassin versant du Témiscamingue (OBVT), in collaboration with AAFC Authors Government of Canada: • Health Canada, Pest Management Regulatory Agency, Environmental Assessment Directorate, • Health Canada, Regulatory Operations and Enforcement Branch, Pesticide Laboratory, • Environment and Climate Change Canada (Public inquiries centre), Fontaine Building 12th floor, 200 Sacré-Coeur Blvd, Gatineau, Quebec, K1A 0H3 1-800-668-6767 • Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Science and Technology Branch 1-855-773-0241