Tim Anaviapik Soucie is the founder and current leader of the Pond Inlet Water Quality monitoring project that has been running since 2014. “I started this project from being encouraged by community members and Elders, and to answer the many facebook outcries from residents, complaining of stomach illness. Our community had no equipment, no capacity back then to research water”. The main goal is to build community capacity to research and monitor source water in Mittimatalik, combining the guidance and knowledge of Elders to science-based monitoring of climate and water quality indicators (physico-chemical parameters, microbial load and benthic invertebrates) in local streams and lakes including the community water lake. This project helps the community to inform local and regional decision-making to aid in community source water protection planning. The community of Pond Inlet is laureate of the 2014 Water stewardship Award from the Canadian Council of the Federation. Tim Anaviapik Soucie was nominated to the Inuit Research Inspiration Award in 2015.