News | Apr 30, 2019
We are very pleased to announce that our senior research scientist, Dr. Michael Paterson, was awarded the Meritorious Service Cross (Civil Division) for his contribution to saving the world’s freshwater laboratory in 2014.
Commentary | Apr 30, 2019
What is carbon? What is its role in freshwater systems? And how is climate change having an impact? Cyndy Desjardins helpfully breaks it all down for you…
Research highlights | Apr 3, 2019
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.
Commentary | Apr 2, 2019
Canada’s Commissioner for the Environment and Sustainable Development Julie Gelfand just released her spring report. We respond to her findings on the government’s action to combat aquatic invasive species and protecting fish from mining effluent.
Commentary | Mar 11, 2019
“As the impact of climate change only continues to intensify, algal blooms will prove to be more of an environmental hazard in North America. Canada should proactively safeguard its abundant freshwater supplies by taking algal blooms seriously and treating them as a national issue.” Matt McCandless makes the case in The Hill Times.
Photo Essays | Mar 2, 2019
Ken Sandilands recently took part in some exciting oceanic sampling out on the coast of British Columbia, to learn new monitoring methods, experience sampling against a new landscape and take some beautiful photos along the way. Come and join him on his journey.
Research highlights | Feb 6, 2019
Did you know that for the last nine years we have been replicating the impact of climate change on boreal lakes by manipulating how much water flows into one of our experimental lakes? Lee Hrenchuk, who has been there from the start gives us some reflections on the research, what we have learned, and where we go from here.
Commentary | Jan 28, 2019
Now that cannabis legalization is sweeping North America, it is time for us to explore the impact of marijuana on our abundant supplies of fresh water. Vince Palace, our head research scientist, takes us through the existing science and explains what IISD-ELA is gearing up to discover this summer.