Research highlights

Research highlights | Jul 23, 2020

What Happens When Oil Spills Into a Freshwater Lake?

With approximately 840,000 km of oil and gas pipelines in Canada and 3.9 million km in the United States, we can always learn more about what occurs should one of those pipelines or railcars leak into nearby freshwater lakes.

This is what researchers at IISD-ELA have discovered so far.

Research highlights | Apr 3, 2019

How and Why We Have Monitored Our Lakes for the Last 50 Years

Here at the world’s freshwater laboratory, we regularly monitor our lakes. But what do we monitor? And how do these parameters help us to better understand the health of a lake? Paul Fafard explains each of the major characteristics we regularly measure and explore what they can teach us about the current state of our fresh water.