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IISD-ELA in the News | Great Lakes Now (Detroit Public TV) | January 22, 2020

Weed in the Water: How does cannabis use affect our freshwater ecosystems?

The ELA’s deputy director, Pauline Gerrard, said the cannabis metabolites project is a good example of how the research facility tries to respond to both public and government concerns. “We’ve tried to really open our doors and be very aware of the conversations that are happening around North America about freshwater,” she said.

IISD-ELA in the News | Winnipeg Free Press | January 22, 2020

Progress made to curb phosphorus

"Dimple Roy, director of water management with the International Institute for Sustainable Development, said a phosphorus-reduction plan ordered by Manitoba Conservation and Climate, due Jan. 31, won’t immediately curtail the amount of nutrients that flow into the river. "It’s not everything we hoped for, but it’s definitely a step forward from conversations we’ve had in the past," Roy said. "From our point of view, if this plan includes concrete actions timelines… we will definitely be happy.""

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."