Lake Winnipeg Basin Management: Innovative and strategic approaches and policies
IISD’s work in the Lake Winnipeg basin through its Water Innovation Centre seeks to highlight the role of watershed management in addressing environmental and socioeconomic concerns in the basin through innovative landscape management, policies and programs.
Lake Winnipeg has garnered significant local, regional, national and international attention. Despite its high profile, action on Lake Winnipeg’s basin spans provincial, state and international boundaries and, as a result, responsibilities are sometimes unclear. IISD has been focusing on innovative approaches to maximizing environmental benefits, while ensuring sustainable development through socioeconomic gains and minimizing harmful impacts. By educating, convening and working with stakeholders in the basin, IISD also aims to develop and help implement a sustainable development vision for the Lake Winnipeg watershed.
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Focusing solely on plastic pollution ignores the myriad problems — from algae to pollution — that plague our lakes
Strategic Large-Basin Management for Multiple Benefits: Submission to the Manitoba Clean Environment Commission
This paper was submitted to the Manitoba Clean Environment Commission (CEC) for consideration in its review of the regulation of Lake Winnipeg under the Water Power Act.The submission makes the case for strategic basin management in the Lake Winnipeg/Nelson River basins to ensure that decisions…
Our Lake, Our Solutions: Two years of progress and partnerships
This video details progress IISD has made with its partners on the bioeconomy concept since the Lake Winnipeg Basin Summit in 2010, when IISD brought together 150 stakeholders to talk about solutions for Lake Winnipeg, the 10th largest freshwater lake in the world and one of the most nutrient…
Lake Winnipeg Basin Summit Follow-up Meeting: Our Lake, Our Solutions
On November 30 and December 1, 2010, approximately 150 scientists, policy-makers, business leaders, civil society members and other stakeholders convened in Winnipeg for an intensive, two-day "Lake Winnipeg Basin Summit" hosted by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) Water…
A History of Innovation in the Lake Winnipeg Basin
Karla Zubrycki of the Water Innovation Centre presents on the history of innovation in the Lake Winnipeg Basin at the Lake Winnipeg Basin Summit, held in Winnipeg, Canada, on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, 2010.An analysis of the history of the Lake Winnipeg Basin shows that, for centuries, people living in…
Principles of a Desired Future
Dimple Roy of the Water Innovation Centre presents at the Lake Winnipeg Basin Summit (Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, 2010) on case studies from within Manitoba, Canada, and around the world, that exemplify five "principles for a desired future":Systems approachesEnabling policiesStrategic…
Envisioning the Watershed of the Future
Matthew McCandless and Dean Medeiros of the Water Innovation Centre present on a hypothetical watershed at the Lake Winnipeg Basin Summit, held in Winnipeg, Canada, on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, 2010.This future watershed has attained a sustainable environmental and socioeconomic equilibrium through the…
Lake Winnipeg Basin Summit: Key concepts and summit rationale
Dr. Henry David (Hank) Venema introduces key concepts of the Lake Winnipeg Basin Summit, held in Winnipeg, Canada, on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, 2010.Dr. Venema presents the focus question for the summit: "How do we create and take advantage of opportunities for Manitoba's economy while reducing nutrient…
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