IISD-ELA in the News

IISD-ELA in the News | Yale Environment 360 | November 23, 2022

How Floating Wetlands Are Helping to Clean Up Urban Waters

Floating wetlands “are having a bit of a moment,” says Richard Grosshans, a research scientist with the International Institute for Sustainable Development who works on the floating structures. “They function very similarly to a natural wetland: they have the same processes, plants and microorganisms, bacteria and algae, [which] naturally break down toxins. They take up nutrients and provide habitat. It’s kind of common sense to those of us who work with these types of systems.”

IISD-ELA in the News | Canadian Foundation for Innovation | August 19, 2022

Keeping pollution in check, at the world’s freshwater laboratory

“Oil spills research is a perfect example of where we’re working closely with industry from the get-go,” says executive director Matthew McCandless. “Once we have built a relationship, we can make sure the results are understood, and they trust the research we’ve done so they can make immediate change.”