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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 [email protected] or +1 (204) 958-7700 ext. 740.
IISD-ELA in the News | CTV Winnipeg | January 22, 2020
The 8-month hackathon aimed at finding solutions for Lake Winnipeg’s water issues
"The AquaHacking Lake Winnipeg 2020 Challenge, hosted by the International Institute of Sustainable Development (IISD), is an eight-month hackathon for students and young professionals to team up and come up with new ways to deal with Lake Winnipeg’s water issues. Jane McDonald, managing director of the IISD, said Lake Winnipeg has been deteriorating environmentally for a number of years, with issues like algae blooms, zebra mussels and micro-plastics."
IISD-ELA in the News | Hakai Magazine | January 20, 2020
Mending Coastal Marshes
"They’ve now partnered with the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) to research the matrix’s filtering capacity for oil spills. After this, they’re planning to do further studies with Louisiana State University and, hopefully, with IISD as well, to ensure that the matrix doesn’t shed microplastics."
IISD-ELA in the News | Winnipeg Free Press | January 17, 2020
Digital analysis can help reduce lead-poisoning threats
"Provision of drinking water is a basic right, but requires tackling complex questions that involve aging infrastructure, multiple layers of governing entities and limited resources. Digital technologies are being embraced globally to address those very questions, to avert another Flint or Cape Town situation. It’s now time for Canada — proud guardian of much of the world’s fresh water — to follow suit."
IISD-ELA in the News | Global News TV | January 15, 2020
Young innovators team up to clean up Lake Winnipeg
"Young innovators from across Canada are coming together to create solutions for the problems affecting Lake Winnipeg."
IISD-ELA in the News | Winnipeg Free Press | December 5, 2019
Province pushes Winnipeg to produce phosphorus reduction plan
"A project steering committee will oversee implementation of both the interim phosphorus reduction strategy to commence in February, as well implementation of the upgrades to meet the licence requirements. It will be assisted by an advisory committee that will include representatives from the city, multiple provincial government departments, as well as key stakeholders, such as the International Institute of Sustainable Development, Lake Winnipeg Foundation and Lake Winnipeg Indigenous Collective."