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World Water Day

On World Water Day, the Lake Winnipeg Foundation and the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) are releasing a report recommending an interim retrofit to Winnipeg’s largest sewage treatment plant. This retrofit could be implemented quickly and at low cost to significantly reduce the facility’s phosphorus contribution to Lake Winnipeg.

Research at the IISD Experimental Lakes Area shows that phosphorus is the nutrient responsible for potentially toxic algae blooms in freshwater lakes. Winnipeg’s North End Water Pollution Control Centre (NEWPCC) is currently the single...

March 22 is World Water Day and we're celebrating with the release of new water-quality data generated by the Lake Winnipeg Community-Based Monitoring Network (LWCBMN).

LWCBMN is a growing network of citizens, scientists and conservation professionals. Since 2016, LWCBM volunteers and staff have been collecting water samples across southern Manitoba using scientifically vetted protocols. Samples are then analyzed in a lab to measure phosphorus concentration and determine the amount of phosphorus being exported off our landscapes.

Excess phosphorus is the primary cause of potentially harmful...

Left to right: Claire Herbert from the University of Manitoba; Katrina Froese, education coordinator at FortWhyte Alive; Alexis Kanu, LWF executive director; Ron Thiessen, executive director of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society - Manitoba Chapter

On March 22 - World Water Day - LWF staff and supporters gathered at FortWhyte Alive in Winnipeg to celebrate our shared waters and announce $21,000 in funding for four Manitoba-based projects.

LWF’s grants program supports projects working to improve water quality in Lake Winnipeg and its watershed. Priority is given to those that address one...

March 20 to 27 is Canada Water Week, a celebration of water from coast to coast to coast, held annually in the third week of March to coincide with World Water Day on March 22.

This year, we invite you to join us at FortWhyte Alive for a special event at which we will be announcing the 2016 recipients of our grants program and showcasing some of the amazing work being done across Manitoba to restore and protect our shared waters.

  • When: Wednesday, March 22, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Where: FortWhyte Alive – Alloway Reception Centre (1961 McCreary Rd, Winnipeg)

Come out to celebrate local watershed...

World Water Day 2016

This World Water Day, we are asking how we can ensure a healthy future for Lake Winnipeg.

What does a healthy Lake Winnipeg look like? What should the next provincial government be doing to protect it? How can Winnipeggers get involved?

Join us for a lively debate on Tuesday, March 22, from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. at the Winnipeg Free Press Café, 237 McDermot Ave, Winnipeg.

Co-hosted by LWF and the International Institute for Sustainable Development.

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