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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. Nov. 27, 2019Tamara defends her MSc thesis!
    Tamara presenting her MSc thesis

    Tamara Van Staden, LEAP student, successfully defended her MSc thesis today titled "Phosphorus Legacies and Water Quality Risks: A Vulnerability-Based Framework in Southern Ontario". Tamara completed her MSc research under the supervision of Philippe Van Cappellen and her advisory committee, Nandita Basu and Chris Parsons.

    Congratulations, Tamara!

  2. Nov. 22, 2019Knowledge gaps and research priorities for managing Lake Erie’s algal blooms
    Algal bloom in Lake Erie

    A perspective paper published in the journal Freshwater Science, co-authored by Lake Futures researchers Philippe Van CappellenChris Wellen and Mohamed Mohamed, outlines the main knowledge gaps and uncertainties facing the remediation of eutrophication and associated harmful algal blooms in Lake Erie. 

  3. Nov. 21, 2019Managing reservoirs to protect water quality
    Algal Bloom

    New Lake Futures research highlights the role of reservoirs in managing water quality. This work shows seasonal patterns in dissolved phosphorus are influenced by nearby dams and reservoirs.

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