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Lake Futures aims to deliver adaptive watershed and lake management solutions that minimize tradeoffs between lake ecosystems, water uses, and economic growth.

  1. June 1, 2020Scientists’ Warning to Humanity: Rapid degradation of the world’s large lakes
    Lake Superior

    Large lakes account for nearly 90% of the surface area and volume of the world’s lakes. They are critical sources of freshwater supply for present and future generations, and a key driver for economic development and social wellbeing.

    Despite their importance, large lakes are degrading rapidly due to rising pressure from humans and climate change. They face a growing list of serious threats and need to be protected not only for our generation, but for generations to come.

    An international group of aquatic researchers and scientists, including Lake Futures researchers Serghei Bocaniov, Zobia Jawed, and Gail Krantzberg, summarize these threats and call for increased conservation efforts and improved management for the world's large lakes. 

  2. May 29, 2020Environmental Research Letters Special Issue: Legacy Effects

    Lake Futures PI Nandita Basu is leading a group of guest editors on an upcoming Special Issue of Environmental Research Letters, titled ‘Focus on Legacy Effects of Land use and Management on Water Quality and Ecosystem Function’.

  3. May 20, 2020New Data Sets bring New Opportunities for Water Research
    Algal bloom in Lake Erie

    Lake Futures PI Nandita Basu highlights exciting research opportunities using new data sets that link remote sensing and water quality data.

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