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.
Media Releases | April 8, 2019
Learn about groundbreaking new research into oil spills at the world’s freshwater laboratory
"On Monday, April 15 at 7 pm in ATAC 1001 at Lakehead University, scientists will explain how they are rolling out the second stage of groundbreaking new research into the impact of oil spills on lakes and shorelines."
Media Releases | March 22, 2019
New Report: Cost-Effective Interim Retrofit To Winnipeg’s North End Sewage Treatment Plant Would Help Protect Lake Winnipeg
On World Water Day, the Lake Winnipeg Foundation and the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) are releasing a report recommending an interim retrofit to Winnipeg’s largest sewage treatment plant. This retrofit could be implemented quickly and at low cost to significantly reduce the facility’s phosphorus contribution to Lake Winnipeg.
Media Releases | September 17, 2018
Dr. Michael Paterson, Gail Asper and Family to Match $1,000,000 of Donations to IISD Experimental Lakes Area
"Dr. Michael Paterson, Gail Asper and family have just announced that they will match, dollar-for-dollar, $1,000,000 of donations to IISD Experimental Lakes Area (IISD-ELA)—the world’s freshwater laboratory—in northwestern Ontario."
Media Releases | December 18, 2017
Reducing How Much Nitrogen Enters a Lake Has Little Impact on Algal Blooms, Find Canadian Scientists
"Lakes suffering from harmful algal blooms may not respond to reduced, or even discontinued, artificial nitrogen loading. Many blue-green algae responsible for algal blooms can fix atmospheric nitrogen dissolved in the water, and therefore water stewards should focus their efforts on removing phosphorus from lakes to combat algal blooms."
Media Releases | November 19, 2017
Media Availability: With Keystone spill, questions remain about oil’s impact on fresh water
Oil spills, such as the recent spill from the Keystone pipeline in South Dakota, will have an impact on the surrounding environment. Experts from IISD Experimental Lakes Area are available for media to break down what we know about the impact of oil on fresh water systems.
Media Releases | October 11, 2017
Lakehead University and IISD Experimental Lakes Area team up to safeguard Canada’s fresh water
We are thrilled to announce that we have signed a five-year MOU with Lakehead University, making collaboration between our organizations much easier.
Media Releases | September 21, 2017
Media Availability: What effect does mercury have on fresh water?
"Mercury can cause a wide range of physical and mental symptoms in humans. IISD Experimental Lakes Area (IISD-ELA) has a wealth of expertise on the effects of mercury on fresh water and fish, and its impacts on ecosystems overall."
Media Releases | August 15, 2017
Lake Trout adjust their behaviour in the face of a changing climate, new study
Canadian scientists at IISD-ELA have discovered that certain lake predators are altering their behaviour due to climate change, revealing what the future may hold for these fish and their food.