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Sewage S.O.S. Aging wastewater infrastructure is putting our lakes at risk

Check out this fantastic series of articles from the Lake Winnipeg Foundation – April 9, 2018

Out of sight, beneath the ground and behind the walls of industrial plants, a national crisis is growing.

Water and wastewater systems make up approximately 30 percent of Canada’s municipal infrastructure – and, across the nation, these systems are in serious trouble: crumbling due to age, chronically underfunded and increasingly inefficient.

Join Us for the Great Manitoba Shoreline Cleanup!

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If you are already leading a cleanup this summer – please jump onboard with the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup to learn how to turn your cleanup into a citizen science program as well – we’d love to help you!

If you would like to join us – there are currently cleanup events occurring on the Seine River on June 3rd, June 5th in Whittier Park, between 6:00 and 8:00 p.m. and A Manitoba Environmental Youth Network-led event on June 6th, between 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. on the Assiniboine River near the Donald Street Bridge – check here for additional info.

If you have a site to recommend for cleaning, please let us know. Email or call Candi at water@mbeconetwork.org / 204-947-6511 – we’d love to hear from you!

Airborne surveys examine water levels of lakes perched on permafrost

Jennifer Leman, December 14, 2017

Northern Canada is speckled with lakes. And those lakes tell stories, according to Tamlin Pavelsky, an associate professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Pavelsky and other researchers are using data from a series of flights flown for NASA’s Arctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE) to understand how permafrost—which rests beneath roughly 50% of Canada and 80% of Alaska—affects the lakes that lie above it.

The goal is to understand “whether there’s a relationship to water levels in lakes and whether or not there’s permafrost underneath them,” said Pavelsky. He presented the team’s research methods in a poster session on 12 December at the American Geophysical Union’s 2017 Fall Meeting in New Orleans, La.