- On June 13, the Ontario government passed Bill 108, The More Homes More Choice Act, which gutted many provisions of the provincial Endangered Species Act.
- Record flooding in many places throughout the watershed forced thousands from their homes. The Canadian military was called in to help with sandbagging operations in Ottawa, Gatineau, and the Pontiac region. In every community, volunteers showed up to help.
- A complete navigation ban was declared on the Ottawa River on April 30th. The last restrictions were lifted on June 4th.
- Federal Budget: The idea of building a sixth bridge over the Ottawa River to connect the cities Ottawa and Gatineau will be revisited and the National Capital Commission will lead this initiative.
- Every spring, the Ottawa River Regulation Planning Board publishes updates on water levels and average daily outflows as measured at the many dams along the river.
- In Ontario, the Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) has launched a public consultation exercise on 'reducing litter and waste in our communities'. See section 2.5 on reducing plastic waste going into waterways. Comments on the Discussion Paper will be collected until April 20, 2019.
- In Ontario, the Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) has launched a review of the Endangered Species Act. The deadline to submit feedback on the Discussion Paper was March 4, 2019. The MECP is currently reviewing comments.
- List of 2019 community paddles in Renfrew County (Bonnechère River Watershed Project & Ottawa River Institute)
- Guide to Eating Ontario Fish (ON government)
- Paddle Routes of the Ottawa Valley (Ottawa Valley Tourist Association)
- Chemins d'eau (water-based eco-tourism activities showcasing the cultural and natural heritage of the Outaouais region) (Tourisme Outaouais)
- Summary Demographics of the Ottawa River Watershed (ECCC, 2018)
- UN Sustainable Goal #6: Water and Sanitation (United Nations, 2015)
- UN Sustainable Goal #14: Life Below Water (United Nations, 2015)
- In June 2019, the federal government tabled a report in the House of Commons entitled An examination of governance, existing data, potential indicators and values in the Ottawa River watershed. It is the result of an extensive consultation process led by ECCC in 2018.
- In March 2019, Fisheries and Oceans Canada released its Survey of Recreational Fishing in Canada (based on 2015 data)
- Over the course of 2018, Environment and Climate Change Canada led a public consultation exercise on the values, health, and need for a multi-stakeholder body to ensure better collaboration within the watershed. The draft report is here
- In June 2018, the Québec government unveiled its Water Strategy for 2018-2030
- In 2015, the Québec government published a Summary Profile of the Ottawa River Watershed