Tomorrow Needs Us Today: Water (brochure)
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The world’s freshwater supplies are under serious threat from pollution, climate change, growing populations, and competition over resources. Researchers at IISD Experimental Lakes Area are currently studying the effects of oil spills, prescription drugs, cannabis, and plastics on our lakes and rivers.
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The time to act is now. Help us protect our precious fresh water.
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When asked about his interest in participating in an upcoming project in northwestern Ontario’s The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) Experimental Lakes Area (ELA), Dr. Caleb Hasler not only leapt at the opportunity, but saw it as a chance to include an undergraduate student in important research into the environmental impacts of pipeline projects.
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The IISD-Experimental Lakes Area just west of Kenora is relishing following a $9.5 million provincial investment made last week. The funds will go towards supporting much-needed vital research and having secure and stable funding to help the ELA become more financially self-sufficient.
Ontario Invests in Experimental Lakes
"The Experimental Lakes Area is the world’s most important freshwater research facility," said Greg Rickford, Minister of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry. "The area is a living laboratory for critical research and scientific study that sustains healthy ecosystems for future generations. Our government is proud to invest in facilities such as these so that we can expand understanding of the critical changes in ecology over time, and continue our work building Ontario."
New study on mercury contamination in fish
Fisheries and Oceans Canada research scientist Paul Blanchfield and his team used one of the lakes at northwestern Ontario’s International Institute for Sustainable Development-Experimental Lakes Area (IISD-ELA) to conduct the study.