Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Lake Futures Webinar Series Launch

Lake Futures Webinar Series Announcement and Schedule

The Lake Futures team is excited to announce the launch of a new webinar series. This series will be an opportunity for the academic and non-academic community to engage with Lake Futures researchers, as they share their latest research findings and discuss implications for water policies, programs, and plans in Ontario. 

Monday, June 15, 2020

Lake Futures at the GWF2020 Virtual Poster Session

As part of the Global Water Futures 2020 Open Science Meeting, the virtual poster gallery is now live.

Monday, June 1, 2020

Scientists’ 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. 

Friday, May 29, 2020

Environmental 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’.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

New 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.

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Grand Expressions self-guided tour

Energy Footprint by K.M.C. Miller

Grand Expressions is a remarkable collection of artwork by young Indigenous artists contributing to water research in the Grand River Watershed. In the exhibit, the youth – aged 10 to 26 – highlight water-related issues important to them and share traditional teachings using visual and written storytelling.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Water Day on the Hill

Water Day on the Hill Delegation

Lake Futures PI Nandita Basu and Co-I Philippe Van Cappellen were part of a delegation of 24 water scientists to participate in Water Day on the Hill. This event brought together top water scientists from 14 institutions across Canada to discuss key water challenges and solutions with federal officials on Parliament Hill in Ottawa.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Philippe Van Cappellen to receive Award of Excellence in Graduate Supervision

Philippe Van Cappellen

Lake Futures researcher Philippe Van Cappellen has been selected to receive an Award of Excellence in Graduate Supervision from the University of Waterloo, nominated by current and former graduate students. The award will be presented at spring convocation ceremonies in June. 

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Nandita Basu Invited to give Seminar at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

Nandita Basu has been invited to give a seminar at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook, New York. The seminar titled ‘Land use legacies, climate change, and the future of our water’, will be held January 30th at 11:00am. Attendance is free.

Friday, January 10, 2020

Nandita Basu named new Collaborative Water Program Director

Lake Futures PI Nandita Basu was welcomed as the new Collaborative Water Program Director. The Collaborative Water Program is a unique graduate program, jointly offered by 11 departments from all six faculties across campus, offering a truly interdisciplinary learning experience to prepare students to tackle the world’s complex water problems.

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