IISD-ELA in the News

IISD-ELA in the News | Great Lakes Now (Detroit Public TV) | January 22, 2020

Weed in the Water: How does cannabis use affect our freshwater ecosystems?

The ELA’s deputy director, Pauline Gerrard, said the cannabis metabolites project is a good example of how the research facility tries to respond to both public and government concerns. “We’ve tried to really open our doors and be very aware of the conversations that are happening around North America about freshwater,” she said.

IISD-ELA in the News | Winnipeg Free Press | January 22, 2020

Progress made to curb phosphorus

"Dimple Roy, director of water management with the International Institute for Sustainable Development, said a phosphorus-reduction plan ordered by Manitoba Conservation and Climate, due Jan. 31, won’t immediately curtail the amount of nutrients that flow into the river. "It’s not everything we hoped for, but it’s definitely a step forward from conversations we’ve had in the past," Roy said. "From our point of view, if this plan includes concrete actions timelines… we will definitely be happy.""

IISD-ELA in the News | CTV Winnipeg | January 22, 2020

The 8-month hackathon aimed at finding solutions for Lake Winnipeg’s water issues

"The AquaHacking Lake Winnipeg 2020 Challenge, hosted by the International Institute of Sustainable Development (IISD), is an eight-month hackathon for students and young professionals to team up and come up with new ways to deal with Lake Winnipeg’s water issues. Jane McDonald, managing director of the IISD, said Lake Winnipeg has been deteriorating environmentally for a number of years, with issues like algae blooms, zebra mussels and micro-plastics."

IISD-ELA in the News | Hakai Magazine | January 20, 2020

Mending Coastal Marshes

"They’ve now partnered with the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) to research the matrix’s filtering capacity for oil spills. After this, they’re planning to do further studies with Louisiana State University and, hopefully, with IISD as well, to ensure that the matrix doesn’t shed microplastics."

IISD-ELA in the News | Winnipeg Free Press | January 17, 2020

Digital analysis can help reduce lead-poisoning threats

"Provision of drinking water is a basic right, but requires tackling complex questions that involve aging infrastructure, multiple layers of governing entities and limited resources. Digital technologies are being embraced globally to address those very questions, to avert another Flint or Cape Town situation. It’s now time for Canada — proud guardian of much of the world’s fresh water — to follow suit."

IISD-ELA in the News | Winnipeg Free Press | December 5, 2019

Province pushes Winnipeg to produce phosphorus reduction plan

"A project steering committee will oversee implementation of both the interim phosphorus reduction strategy to commence in February, as well implementation of the upgrades to meet the licence requirements. It will be assisted by an advisory committee that will include representatives from the city, multiple provincial government departments, as well as key stakeholders, such as the International Institute of Sustainable Development, Lake Winnipeg Foundation and Lake Winnipeg Indigenous Collective."

IISD-ELA in the News | BBC Chinese | October 15, 2019

环保成功案例 科学家消灭酸雨的故事

(Chinese-language article) "群孩子在宁静但颜色绿的很不自然的湖面上划独木舟。这天阳光明媚,天气炎热,一个口渴的男孩用铝锅舀水,准备加满他同伴的水壶。稍不留神,锅从手中滑落,沉入深不可及的水下。令人难以置信的是,它在深达50英尺(15.2米)的湖底仍然可见。"