Media

Our world-class research and experts are often featured in media across the globe.

See below to see the latest media releases from IISD Experimental Lakes Area and features in media. If you wish to speak to one of our experts, contact Sumeep Bath, media and communications officer at IISD Experimental Lakes Area at media@iisd.org or +1 (204) 958-7700 ext. 740.

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IISD-ELA in the News | UN Water | February 24, 2020

Academics make you lol

"Science and research isn’t usually a laughing matter. However, the ‘lol my thesis’ website is changing all that. Anyone who has written a thesis submits their original title, and then comes up with a new, funny one-line title that better describes what they did and what they found. The result? Academic research is made more accessible and honest, and gives everyone a chuckle. See what staff at the International Institute for Sustainable Development’s (IISD) freshwater laboratory came up with to make you lol."

IISD-ELA in the News | Winnipeg Free Press | February 17, 2020

Manitoba seeks help with zebra mussels

"They can get incredibly high densities, and they clog intake screens and a variety of infrastructures," said Scott Higgins, a research scientist at the International Institute for Sustainable Development. He said zebra mussels are "the poster child for aquatic invasive species" because they throw off fish ecosystems and jam up Manitoba Hydro infrastructure.

IISD-ELA in the News | The Selkirk Record | February 13, 2020

Aquahacking Lake Winnipeg

"IISD has teamed up with Aquahacking to bring the Aquahacking Challenge, a challenge designed to have innovators compete to create a startup company which tackles issues facing lakes and rivers, to Manitoba."

IISD-ELA in the News | Manitoba Cooperator | February 11, 2020

Flood waters leave farmers with nowhere to go

"The water began to rise in 1999, Weidenhamer said. In the next decade it continued to climb and peaked in 2011. The rise coincides with a prolonged wet cycle of 10 to 15 years, said Richard Grosshans with the International Institute for Sustainable Development."