233 record(s) found with the tag "water quality" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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Marine Arctic Ecosystem Study (MARES)
Principal Investigator: Wiese, Francis
Licenced Year(s): 2018 2017 2016
Summary: BOEM issued a request that Stantec Inc. plan and execute a program during the 2016 field season to accomplish t the following objectives: 1) to collect physical, biological and chemical observations in the Eastern Beaufort Sea from moored and moving platforms; 2) to describe and analyze physical, biological and chemical observations acquired from the moving platforms; and, 3) to simultaneousl...


Legacy arsenic pollution in Yellowknife Bay sediments: An assessment of its long-term fate under a changing climate
Principal Investigator: Chételat, John
Licenced Year(s): 2018
Summary: This study will assess the present-day and future stability of legacy arsenic contamination stored in Yellowknife Bay sediments that originated from local gold mining activities. Using a combination of quantitative methods (field measurements, laboratory experiments, paleolimnology and mass balance modelling), the research team will estimate the diffusion of arsenic from sediments to overlying wat...


Beaufort Sea Coastal Restoration – Exploring the Potential for Using Indigenous Plant Species to Revegetate Coastline Affected by Permafrost Thaw Slumping
Principal Investigator: Hille, Erika C
Licenced Year(s): 2018
Summary: The objectives of this project are to: 1) create a series of maps showing the thaw slump activity along the Beaufort Sea Coast near Tuktoyaktuk; 2) develop detailed water, vegetation, and ground temperature maps of the study sites using drones; 3) examine the effects of thaw slumping on the water quality of landscape-level runoff to the Beaufort Sea; 4) examine the effects of coastal erosion ...


Con Mine Phase 6 EEM - Periodic Monitoring
Principal Investigator: Irving, Elaine
Licenced Year(s): 2018 2015 2012 2009 2007
Summary: The objective of the study is to carry out the third year of periodic monitoring of fish and benthos at the determined study locations; Jackfish Bay (exposure area), Horseshoe Island Bay (reference area for fish survey) and Kam Bay (reference area for the benthos survey), to determine if treated Con Mine effluent is affecting fish and fish habitat. The study has been designed to replicate the stud...


Northern Water Futures Baseline Environmental Monitoring
Principal Investigator: Baltzer, Jennifer L
Licenced Year(s): 2018
Summary: The overall objective is to understand existing and potential impacts of climate change and resource development in the Sahtú region on four key aspects: 1) the landscape, 2) vegetation, 3) water resources and 4) aquatic ecosystems. Specifically, the research team seek to understand: a) terrain instability due to permafrost thaw, especially around communities and culturally-important areas; b) veg...


SAMMS: Sub-Arctic Metal Mobility Study
Principal Investigator: Wolfe, Brent BBW
Licenced Year(s): 2018
Summary: The seven-year objective of Sub-Arctic Metal Mobility Study (SAMMS) is to identify, quantify, and predict mobility of natural-source and legacy mine-source metals in soil, wetlands, and lake sediments that extend from former, present, and planned mine sites currently and as climate change alters the quantity and quality of dissolved organic matter produced and exported in subarctic NWT watersheds....


The effect of permafrost slumping on carbon delivery from land to water
Principal Investigator: Tank, Suzanne E
Licenced Year(s): 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
Summary: The objective of this study is to understand how permafrost slumping increases the mobilization of carbon from land to water, and the effects of this transport on stream communities and the global carbon cycle. This summer, the research team will measure streamwater chemistry upstream and downstream of slump sites. The team will also examine the fate of this carbon by undertaking incubation experi...


Identifying sources of mercury in Arctic rivers
Principal Investigator: Zdanowicz, Christian M
Licenced Year(s): 2018
Summary: The goal of this project is to identify and quantify (measure) the different possible sources of toxic mercury that is transported in rivers of the Mackenzie River basin, all the way down to the Beaufort Sea. In particular, the research team want to establish how much mercury comes from "modern" sources (like distant air pollution, runoff from rain/snow, wash-out from surface soils, etc.) and how ...


Jackfish Lake Environmental Monitoring
Principal Investigator: Machtans, Hilary
Licenced Year(s): 2018
Summary: The main objective of the Jackfish Lake Baseline Environmental Monitoring is to develop and implement a one-year environmental monitoring program to support a 2019 water licence application. Specific objectives are: 1) to determine the range of water temperatures from each of the three cooling systems; 2) to measure annual water temperature regime in Jackfish Lake and analyse any impacts of the ...


Kennady North Diamond Project
Principal Investigator: Panayi, Damian
Licenced Year(s): 2018 2017 2016
Summary: The objective of this project is to document existing environmental conditions in the aquatic environment. The hydrology program includes the measurement of selected lake inflow and outflow and stream profile through field surveys, and installation of data loggers to continually monitor lake levels through the open-water season. Hydrology studies will be initiated during the spring freshet. Equ...


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