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.

Monday, July 15, 2019

Lake Futures at the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics

Joy Liu presents her poster at CGU

A group of Lake Futures researchers travelled to Montreal, Quebec to take part in the joint meeting of the 27th Annual Assembly of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG) and the Canadian Geophysical Union. This joint meeting provides a unique opportunity for attendees from Canada and around the world to share ideas. This year marks the 100th anniversary of IUGG.

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Sharing Sustainability Challenges with the Shad Program

Title Slide of Keynote Lecture

Zobia Jawed was invited to give a Keynote Lecture to high school students in the Shad program at McMaster University. Her talk was titled, ‘Sustainability: A Complex World of Interconnected Challenges’.

In her lecture, she discussed the complex and interconnected challenges surrounding sustainability, and the need for collaboration to tackle these challenges.

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