Lake Futures Webinar Series

Friday, April 30, 2021 11:00 am - 11:00 am EDT (GMT -04:00)

The Global Water Futures project, Lake Futures, uses webinars and other strategies to share the results of its research program and facilitate an open dialogue with its partners and stakeholders.

Steering committee webinar series (2021)

The Lake Futures project is guided, in part, by the expertise of a knowledgeable steering committee.  In this new webinar series, participants will get a chance to hear from these experts as we explore the programs and initiatives, they are delivering to address eutrophication in the Great Lakes. Through discussion, we will investigate opportunities to collaborate and work together.

Research webinar series (2020)

In July 2020, Lake Futures hosted a webinar series that summarized some of the early research findings from the project. This series offered an opportunity to engage with Lake Futures researchers and discuss implications for water policies, programs, and plans in Ontario. Webinar recordings and one-page summaries can be found on the Lake Futures website.

Date and Time Speakers Description Register
April 14, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. ET

Sandra George, Great Lakes Program Coordinator at Environment and Climate Change Canada

Ram Yerubandi, Research Manager at Environment and Climate Change Canada.

Sandie and Ram team up to share the latest updates from ECCC. Ram will review the department’s research activities in Lake Erie (with a focus on Integrated watershed lake modelling). Sandie will discuss how science and research are being used to direct policy and program priorities. Register.
April 30, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. ET Mel Luymes is a freelance sociologist, writer and project manager. Her family runs a grain farm and custom farming business near Moorefield, ON, using precision cover crops, no-till and strip-till on their own fields. Co-founder of the Ontario Soil Network and Executive Director of the Ontario Professional Agri-Contractors Association, she loves to work at the intersection of agriculture, behaviour change and the environment. The Ontario Soil Network (OSN) is a group of farmers that share their experience in building soil health, reducing erosion and improving water quality. Learn how the network approaches farmer BMP adoption through sociological perspectives, as well as its priorities for research, enhancing agricultural leadership, communication, and network building. Register.