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