Welcome to the world's freshwater laboratory
IISD Experimental Lakes Area is one of the most influential freshwater research facilities on Earth.Take a virtual tour
IISD Experimental Lakes Area is the world’s freshwater laboratory—the only place in the world where scientists can manipulate real lakes to understand what human activity does to fresh water.
There are no silly questions in science. So, if you have always wondered what a lake actually is, allow us to explain...
Fresh water takes many forms. Learn more about what fresh water is and why it is important.
A limnologist is essentially a scientist who studies all aspects of a body of water. But it can be much more complex!
As one of the world’s most influential freshwater research facilities, we conduct experiments on real lakes and ecosystems—one of the only places in the world you can do this.
Here’s what people are saying about us and how we respond to their fresh water challenges.
Jaxon Friesen, high school student who participated in our ELSE program