Media Releases | April 27, 2021
New Research into Plastics and Anti-Depressants, New Protocols, at IISD Experimental Lakes Area This Summer
IISD Experimental Lakes Area, the world’s freshwater laboratory in northwestern Ontario, is carefully and safely opening its doors to new research and a slightly larger research team this summer, after a significantly pared down 2020 research season.
Media Releases | October 20, 2020
Young Manitoban Innovators Win $20,000 Seed Funding in National Competition to Save Lake Winnipeg
"Particuleye Technologies will receive $20,000 in seed funding for earning first place in the AquaHacking Lake Winnipeg 2020 Challenge Final today for their solution to address microplastics pollution in Lake Winnipeg."
Media Releases | September 15, 2020
Scientists from Two Continents to Work Together to Improve the Health of the African Great Lakes
"The International Institute for Sustainable Development and the African Center for Aquatic Research and Education join forces to strengthen the global large-lakes scientific community."
Media Releases | April 3, 2020
This Is How The World’s Freshwater Laboratory Is Responding to COVID-19
As we plan for the uncertain months ahead, the safety of our community is our top priority.
Media Releases | February 5, 2020
Everyday Manitobans set to improve the health of Lake Winnipeg with innovative tech solutions
Students, developers, designers, scientists, programmers, engineers, technology enthusiasts and entrepreneurs are set to show Manitoba what they're made of by improving the health of one of Canada's most beloved lakes with the 2020 Lake Winnipeg AquaHacking Challenge.
Media Releases | August 30, 2019
IISD Experimental Lakes Area and Genome Prairie Launch Unique Research to Explore How Wetlands Help Clean Up Oil Spills
Researchers at IISD Experimental Lakes Area, the world’s freshwater laboratory in northwestern Ontario, have launched a one-of-a-kind experiment to explore how to harness the power of wetlands to clean up oil spills.
Media Releases | August 6, 2019
Calcium levels in freshwater lakes declining in Europe and North America with negative impacts on some species, new study
A new global study of how calcium concentrations are changing in freshwater lakes around the world has revealed that in widespread areas in Europe and eastern North America, calcium levels are declining towards levels that can be critically low for the reproduction and survival of many aquatic organisms.
Media Releases | May 21, 2019
Ontario Supporting Freshwater Research and Education
"Today, Greg Rickford, Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines, was in Kenora to announce Ontario is providing more than $2 million in funding to the International Institute for Sustainable Development Experimental Lakes Area (IISD-ELA)."
Media Releases | April 24, 2019
Media Availability: Zebra Mussels and Fresh Water
IISD Experimental Lakes Area is pleased to offer expertise to media on zebra mussels—one Manitoba waters' most common invasive species—and the effect they can have on our province's fresh water.
Media Releases | April 18, 2019
World’s Freshwater Laboratory Launches New Project to Revolutionize How We Protect Canada’s Lakes
To mark this year’s Earth Day, the world’s freshwater laboratory is launching an unprecedented two-year project to determine how new technologies, such as artificial intelligence, can revolutionize how we protect the environment.