Press release

Media Availability: Zebra mussels and fresh water

IISD Experimental Lakes Area is pleased to offer expertise to media on zebra mussels and the effect they can have on our province's fresh water. 
June 7, 2017

IISD Experimental Lakes Area is pleased to offer expertise to media on zebra mussels and the effect they can have on our province's fresh water. 

The Province of Manitoba has announced that this summer it is ramping up its efforts to protect our water from invasive species, such as zebra mussels. Significant numbers of zebra mussels have been found in the Red River and the southern basin of Lake Winnipeg, with a limited number detected in the northern basin of Lake Winnipeg and Cedar Lake.

IISD Experimental Lakes Area is pleased to offer expertise to media on zebra mussels and the effect they can have on our province's fresh water.

Dr. Scott Higgins is an IISD Experimental Lakes Area research scientist who has studied the ecological impacts of zebra mussels across North America and Europe over the last decade. He has authored several research papers and book chapters on their impacts, and co-authored a national risk assessment of zebra mussels in Canada.

To arrange to speak with Dr. Higgins please contact Sumeep Bath at [email protected] or +1 (204) 958 7700 ext 740.

About IISD

The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) is an award-winning independent think tank working to accelerate solutions for a stable climate, sustainable resource management, and fair economies. Our work inspires better decisions and sparks meaningful action to help people and the planet thrive. We shine a light on what can be achieved when governments, businesses, non-profits, and communities come together. IISD’s staff of more than 120 people, plus over 150 associates and consultants, come from across the globe and from many disciplines. With offices in Winnipeg, Geneva, Ottawa, and Toronto, our work affects lives in nearly 100 countries.

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