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Commentary | Oct 23, 2020

Why the UN World Data Forum Matters to Canada

Thanks to the power of artificial intelligence, we can ‘model’ better than ever—data gives us detailed and accurate blueprints of where, say, Canada’s fresh water is headed, set against the backdrops of climate change and ever-increasing pollution.

Video | Oct 6, 2020

These Canadian Scientists Actually Experiment on Real Lakes

IISD Experimental Lakes Area is, of course, the world’s freshwater laboratory and is an exceptional natural laboratory comprised of 58 small lakes and their watersheds set aside for scientific research.

But it’s also a beautiful hidden oasis full of people, lives, stories and lots and lots of fish.

Discover all about the world’s freshwater laboratory by watching this short film…

Commentary | Aug 25, 2020

BACK TO BASICS: What is a lake?

There are no silly questions in science. So, if you have always wondered what the exact definition of a lake is, but have been too afraid to ask, allow us to explain…