Join us on May 9 to explore the science and politics surrounding Winnipeg’s wastewater infrastructure issues!
Hosted by Science First, a non-profit organization promoting science and evidence-based policy, this evening event will feature presentations from LWF’s executive director Alexis Kanu and University of Manitoba Biosystems Engineering Professor Nazim Cicek, followed by an audience Q & A.
You’re invited to the Lake Winnipeg Foundation’s upcoming Annual General Meeting!
When: Tuesday April 30, 2019, at 7 p.m. Where: FortWhyte Alive (1961 McCreary Rd in Winnipeg)
This year’s guest speaker is Dr. Glen Daigger, Professor of Engineering Practice and Researcher with the Great Lakes Water Authority. Dr. Daigger will be speaking on phosphorus removal technologies and potential applications for Winnipeg’s wastewater treatment system.
This presentation is a very timely one, as recent reports from Winnipeg’s city council indicate that action to reduce phosphorus loading from the north end...
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...
Participants and supporters of the Lake Winnipeg Community-Based Monitoring Network (LWCBMN) met at the University of Manitoba in February to learn more about recent LWCBMN activities, how water-quality data are being used and other CBM initiatives.
Coordinated by LWF, LWCBMN mobilizes citizens to collect water samples across Manitoba. With the help of conservation partners and the guidance of LWF science advisors, the network is identifying phosphorus hotspots – localized areas that contribute higher amounts of algae-causing phosphorus to local waterways than other areas.
The government’s stated goal is to streamline the approval process for routine drainage/water retention work and provide enhanced wetland protection through a new requirement to compensate for wetland drainage. However, as currently presented, the proposed amendments will not protect wetlands and in fact, are more likely to accelerate their destruction.
In advance of Budget 2019, the Manitoba government solicited input on how provincial spending and revenue should be prioritized, and on innovative ways to save money. Our submission highlights the government’s responsibility for the sustainable management of provincial water resources and recommends provincial investment in four key areas.
Protecting Manitoba’s threatened wetlands
Ongoing drainage and damage to Manitoba’s threatened wetlands has increased flood risk and severity, and reduced water quality. Provincial resources must be invested in policies that ensure no net loss of wetland...
Each year on the first Tuesday after the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday, citizens around the world celebrate Giving Tuesday by supporting the causes they care about – and this year, we’re thanking those who give by giving back to one lucky lake-lover!
Starting today until midnight on Nov. 27, 2018, sign up through CanadaHelps to become a monthly LWF donor and you’ll be entered into a draw for a $100 Mountain Equipment Co-op gift card!
Monthly gifts add up to create a year-round impact – plus, it’s easy to do! When completing the CanadaHelps online donation form, simply click the “Donate Monthly...
With just one week until Winnipeg’s election, new polling results show citizens want immediate action taken to improve city sewage treatment.
In a survey conducted by Probe Research*, nearly two-thirds of Manitoba adults (65%) agree that upgrading Winnipeg’s north end sewage treatment plant should be “a very urgent priority.”
The North End Water Pollution Control Centre (NEWPCC) treats approximately 70 per cent of the city’s wastewater. The NEWPCC is currently the fourth largest phosphorus polluter among all wastewater treatment facilities in Canada and the single-largest point source of...
Winnipeg’s aging wastewater infrastructure is putting Lake Winnipeg at risk – which means civic leaders have a responsibility to take action.
Excessive amounts of phosphorus flowing into Lake Winnipeg from a variety of sources are causing potentially toxic algae blooms. Undertreated city sewage is one of these sources. Toilet water ultimately becomes lake water – all that stands between the two is our wastewater treatment system.
Winnipeg’s North End Water Pollution Control Centre (NEWPCC) treats approximately 70 per cent of the city’s wastewater. The NEWPCC is currently the fourth largest...