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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.