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Video | Dec 23, 2020

IISD-ELA Goes TikTok

“Create a video about the impact of climate change on fresh water … but make it festive. And viral…”

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…