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Event: Disentangling the Impacts of Climate Change and Human Interventions on the Hydrology of Key Canadian Watersheds

This presentation will explore climate change and flow regulation impacts on daily and annual river discharge variations and trends into Hudson Bay, the Nechako and

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

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!

AWRA Webinar – Crowdsourcing and wicked water quality problems

Webinar – January 24, 2018 @ 12:00 CT / 1:00 ET

Speaker: Alan Kolok, Director, Idaho Water Resources Research Institute, University of Idaho

This webinar provides evidence to support the scientific merits underlying crowdsourced water quality data, and also contends that well designed citizen science campaigns can address wicked water quality problems. To demonstrate the utility of crowdsourced data collection, we initiated two citizen science campaigns within the Mississippi River basin.

Red River Basin Commission Land & Water International Summit Conference

The Red River Basin Commission invites you to join us in celebrating its 35th Annual Red River Basin Land & Water Summit Conference to be held January 23 – 25, 2018 at the Fort Garry Hotel in Winnipeg, Manitoba. “Finding Balance: Is There A New Normal In Water Management”.  You can find additional information on conference sessions here.

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.