Feds Invest $26M in the Lake Winnipeg Basin Program

The Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, announced that the Government of Canada will invest $25.7 million in the Lake Winnipeg Basin Program, which is part of the $70.5-million funding allocated for freshwater protection in Budget 2017. This program is part of broader efforts by this Government to advance work on freshwater management Read more about Feds Invest $26M in the Lake Winnipeg Basin Program[…]

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Province of Manitoba | News Releases | Province Facilitates Propane Shipment to Churchill

The Manitoba government has committed $6 million to ensure a supply of propane for the town of Churchill is sufficient to meet the community’s needs through the winter, Premier Brian Pallister announced today. “Our government has continued to focus on the safety and security of those in Churchill and the surrounding region affected by the Read more about Province of Manitoba | News Releases | Province Facilitates Propane Shipment to Churchill[…]

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BaySys project in 2017 cancelled due to climate change

BaySys (Hudson Bay System) Study 2017 research program cancelled due to Climate Change BaySys is a 4 year, $15 Million dollar comprehensive study that aims to contribute to an understanding of the relative contributions of climate change and regulation on the Hudson Bay system. The role of freshwater in Hudson Bay will be investigated through Read more about BaySys project in 2017 cancelled due to climate change[…]

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World Water Day 2017 – LWF funds $21,000 in local water projects, including UM Manitoba Great Lakes Project

On March 22 – World Water Day – LWF staff and supporters gathered at FortWhyte Alive in Winnipeg to celebrate our shared waters and announce $21,000 in funding for four Manitoba-based projects. Researchers at the University of Manitoba are studying water quality in Lake Manitoba, Lake Winnipegosis and Lake Waterhen, combining satellite imagery with surface-water Read more about World Water Day 2017 – LWF funds $21,000 in local water projects, including UM Manitoba Great Lakes Project[…]

See Dr. Kirby’s beautifully disturbing video of plankton ingesting plastic microfiber

Video captures moment plastic enters food chain – BBC News A scientist has filmed the moment plastic microfibre is ingested by plankton, illustrating how the material is affecting life beneath the waves. The footage shows one way that waste plastic could be entering the marine and global food chain. An estimated 150 million tonnes of Read more about See Dr. Kirby’s beautifully disturbing video of plankton ingesting plastic microfiber[…]

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Citizen science: Gathering rivers of information Great article by @IISD-ELA’s Karla Zubrycki

Karla Zubrycki, Project and Communications Manager at the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) writes a great article about citizen science, with a focus on work in the Lake Winnipeg Basin.  Click to read the complete article. Excerpts from her blog: There must be something in the water in the Lake Winnipeg Basin because an increasing number Read more about Citizen science: Gathering rivers of information Great article by @IISD-ELA’s Karla Zubrycki[…]

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Feb.28, 2017 Ask researchers at IISD-ELA a question about their work!

Do you have burning questions about the unique freshwater science that goes down at IISD Experimental Lakes Area (IISD-ELA)? Something you have always wanted to know about the site, but have never gotten the chance to ask? On Tuesday, February 28, 2017 from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. (CST) three IISD-ELA researchers (Vince Palace, Lee Hrenchuk and Ken Sandilands) will be Read more about Feb.28, 2017 Ask researchers at IISD-ELA a question about their work![…]

Congratulations Dr. Chris Metcalfe – UM Create H20 Program and Trent University professor

Dr. Chris Metcalfe, a professor at the Trent School for the Environment and director of the Institute for Watershed Science, has been awarded $478,800 over three years from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council’s (NSERC) Strategic Partnership Grants for Projects program. The funding will be used to study the effectiveness of integrating ozone treatment Read more about Congratulations Dr. Chris Metcalfe – UM Create H20 Program and Trent University professor[…]