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Fair access to clean water is critical to life, livelihoods, industry, energy, food—indeed for sustainable development. Our Water Program focuses on policy and programming solutions that protect and enhance the natural environment while also improving socioeconomic well-being. We strive to provide practical solutions for governments and industry that bridge the need for livelihoods, conservation and adaptive management in watersheds and water-related sectors around the world. 

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Supporting the Global Shift to Sustainability: IISD Annual Report 2015-2016
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Supporting the Global Shift to Sustainability: IISD Annual Report 2015-2016

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  • Annual Report
    Supporting the Global Shift to Sustainability: IISD Annual Report 2015-2016

    Annual Report

    Supporting the Global Shift to Sustainability: IISD Annual Report 2015-2016

    IISD’s annual report highlights our contribution sustainable development through a combination of stories, images and data. Because partnerships are critical to IISD’s ability to affect change, this year we have also featured guest articles from the individuals and organizations we have collaborated with.  

  • Video
    Mark Hanson Explains Why IISD-ELA is a Unique Educational Experience

    Video

    Mark Hanson Explains Why IISD-ELA is a Unique Educational Experience

    Dr. Mark Hanson, University of Manitoba, brought a group of students from across Canada to IISD Experimental Lakes Area for a two week field course in the summer of 2016. He explains why IISD-ELA...

  • Report
    Understanding Adaptive Management and Resilience of Coastal Communities in the Hudson Bay Inland Sea Region

    Report

    Understanding Adaptive Management and Resilience of Coastal Communities in the Hudson Bay Inland Sea Region

    This report assesses climate impacts and identifies key actions to improve resilience in the Hudson Bay Inland Sea region, with a focus on transportation and information and communication technology (ICT) infrastructure.

  • Brochure
    Smart-Sourced Fuel Products

    Brochure

    Smart-Sourced Fuel Products

    Many different types of “waste” or under-used plant materials can be turned into value-added bioenergy fuel products. This brochure, available in both English and French, focuses on such materials available in Manitoba, Canada, including agricultural residues, forestry residues, grassland plants and wetland plants.

  • Blog
    Cattails Into Clean Energy: Where to from here?

    Blog

    Cattails Into Clean Energy: Where to from here?

    Richard Grosshans takes a look at the success our bioeconomy work harvesting cattails into clean-energy pellets, and discusses where the project is headed now.

  • Video
    The Water Brothers Explore Climate Change at IISD-ELA

    Video

    The Water Brothers Explore Climate Change at IISD-ELA

    At the end of May 2016, the Water Brothers visited IISD Experimental Lakes Area to shoot an episode on the impact of climate change on fresh water. They performed some of the science themselves, spoke with researchers,  shot our beautiful vistas and, most importantly, met our fish.

  • Commentary
    Building Transboundary Water Security

    Commentary

    Building Transboundary Water Security

    This article highlights a new generation of transboundary agreements that aim to integrate wider freshwater benefits, notably ecosystem functions. It also points to the need for holistic approaches to freshwater management moving forward, as countries turn towards implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.

  • Report
    Manitoba Prairie Lakes: In-lake remediation treatment summary

    Report

    Manitoba Prairie Lakes: In-lake remediation treatment summary

    This 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.

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