Manitoba’s water strategy action plan has ignored available phosphorus data that could improve water decision-making and protect Lake Winnipeg – despite stated objectives to support community-based monitoring and increase collaboration and sharing of water data.
Released July 5, 2023, the plan identifies 72 actions meant to advance the goals and objectives found within a broader water management strategy framework released in November 2022.
Manitoba Environment and Climate had previously solicited public feedback to inform the development of the action plan. Our April 2023 submission...
Update: The deadline to participate in the online Water Action Plan Survey has been extended until March 15, 2023.
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The Lake Winnipeg Community-Based Monitoring Network (LWCBMN) mobilizes citizen volunteers and watershed partners to collect water samples in order to identify phosphorus hotpots – localized areas where phosphorus reduction is required to improve Lake Winnipeg water quality.
LWCBMN is a credible source of valuable water-quality data which can be used to improve water policy and...
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Coordinated by LWF with the help of watershed partners and the guidance of LWF science advisors, LWCBMN mobilizes citizens to collect water samples from rural areas located within the Red and Assiniboine River watersheds. These samples are then analyzed in a lab to measure phosphorus concentration, which enables LWF to calculate the amount of phosphorus being exported off the landscape and into the waterways that flow into Lake Winnipeg.