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Kimberly Lewtas, a Project Officer for the Winnipeg-based Water program, has experience in policy analysis, reporting procedures, regulations, legislation, and impact assessments pertaining to water quality, and ecosystem health and management. Research for her Master’s thesis focused on analyzing metals accumulation and concentrations in the greentail prawn, Metapenaeus bennettae, surface water and surface sediment in Sydney estuary, Australia to assess ecosystem health and sustainability, and the consequent risk to human health. The results of her research were presented to the City of Sydney to enable the re-evaluation of current resource management, conservation and fishery practices.
From 2012 to 2013, Kimberly worked for the Sydney Institute of Marine Science (SIMS) on the Sydney estuary water quality assessment project. Prior to that, she was an intern for The Nature Conservancy’s Great Lakes Program with the University of Notre Dame’s Center for Aquatic Conservation, which included freshwater sustainability and conservation relating to invasive species, and part of an invasive aquatic species research project with McGill University and the Department of Fisheries and Oceans.
- Large Area Planning in the Nelson-Churchill River Basin (NCRB): Laying a foundation in northern ManitobaThis report explores two trends—the growing tendency towards large basin management and consideration of ecosystem services in decision making—for the northern portion of the Nelson-Churchill River Basin in Canada.
- Large Area Planning in the Nelson-Churchill River Basin (NCRB): Laying a foundation in northern Manitoba (Summary)This document summarizes a longer report that explores two trends—the growing tendency towards large basin management and consideration of ecosystem services in decision making—for the northern portion of the Nelson-Churchill River Basin in Canada.
- Manitoba Prairie Lakes: In-lake remediation treatment summaryThis is a summary of a comprehensive research study (Manitoba Prairie Lakes: Eutrophication and In-Lake Remediation Treatments Literature Review) in which IISD examines in-lake remediation treatments.
- Manitoba Prairie Lakes: Eutrophication and in-lake remediation treatments Literature ReviewEutrophication—the enrichment of ecosystems with chemical nutrients—has deteriorated water quality in many of Manitoba’s lakes.
- Peatland Mining in Manitoba’s Interlake: Cumulative impacts analysis focusing on potential nutrient loading and greenhouse gas emissionsPeat has been mined in Manitoba for over 70 years and currently represents approximately 13 per cent of Canada’s horticulture peat production...