New funding to support development of AI-powered nutrient load prediction system for the Great Lakes

Thursday, July 20, 2023

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One of the greatest threats to the health of the Great Lakes is the increasing frequency and severity of algal blooms occurring in response to excess nutrients in the water under a warming climate.

These blooms threaten the health and well-being of the communities that depend on the lakes, which provide drinking water for 80 per cent of Ontarians, sustain commercial fisheries, beach quality, shoreline property values, recreational activities, and the overall ecological health of the lakes.

In response to the urgent need to better understand and mitigate human impacts on water quality, the Canadian government pledged to support new approaches and technologies that assess strategies to reduce loadings.

Read the full article on the Water Institute's website.