Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Small Wetlands as Biogeochemical Hotspots

wetland picture

Nutrient pollution from excess fertilizer use threatens water quality around the world. Wetlands, lakes and reservoirs can limit the movement of these nutrients to downstream waterways, protecting their water quality. But, little is known about how their size influences their ability to retain these nutrients.

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Igor completes his PhD!

Igor Markelov and his examining committee.

Igor Markelov, Lake Futures PhD candidate, successfully defended his PhD thesis titled ‘Internal Loading in Lakes and Reservoirs’, with interest in bioenergetics of redox gradient zones and biogeochemical cycling. Igor completed his work in the Ecohydrology Research group under the supervision of Philippe Van Cappellen.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Tamara defends her MSc thesis!

Tamara presenting her MSc thesis

Tamara Van Staden, Lake Futures 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!

Friday, November 22, 2019

Knowledge 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. 

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Managing 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.

Monday, November 4, 2019

Mark Servos Recognized for Contributions to Environmental Education

Mark Servos was awarded the Stephen J. Klaine Environmental Education Award at the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) at the SETAC North America 40th Annual Meeting. This prestigious award recognizes significant contributions to environmental education.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Nandita Basu gives Distinguished Lecture

Distinguished Lecture Poster

Nandita Basu was invited to speak as part of the Distinguished Lecture Series hosted by the University of Saskatchewan Global Institute for Water Security and Global Water Futures.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

UW Research Spotlight at the GRCA

Poster session at UW Research Spotlight

Lake Futures members attended the University of Waterloo Research Spotlight at the Grand River Conservation Authority. This event provided an opportunity to share water research happening in the Grand River watershed with local water managers and decision makers.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Integrated Lake-Watershed Modelling Workshop

Group of participants at the Integrated Lake-Watershed Modelling Workshop

Researchers and policymakers from across the Great Lakes basin came together in Waterloo to discuss the current state and future approaches to integrated lake-watershed models, and how these models can inform science policy. Representatives from academia, governments and consultants from both the United States and Canada participated.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Science Literacy Week - Protecting Our Water

Nandita Basu speaking at the Waterloo Public Library

As part of Science Literacy Week, Nandita Basu gave a public lecture at the Waterloo Public Library titled ‘Protecting Our Water’. Community members and students shared the space to learn about the impacts of nutrient pollution and algal blooms, and how we can work to mitigate these effects.

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