222 record(s) found with the tag "water quality" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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NATCL Cantung 2017 EEM Program
Principal Investigator: Carson, Richard J
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2015
Summary: The objectives are to evaluate if there are differences in biological parameters among study sites and between years at the Tungsten Mine site; as well as to determine whether observed differences from the most recent (2015) Environmental Effects Monitoring study are still present and whether any differences are the result of mining practices. The study objectives are to evaluate fish health, ...

TERRE-NET: Controls on the Release of Contaminants from Gold Tailings at the Giant Mine, Yellowknife, NT
Principal Investigator: Blowes, David W.
Licenced Year(s): 2017
Summary: The objectives of this research project are to: 1) determine the magnitude and rate of release of arsenic and other toxic elements from the Giant Mine tailings to groundwater; 2) evaluate remediation alternatives for tailings management, including the effects of proposed engineered covers; and, 3) apply novel characterization techniques to understand the mechanisms controlling arsenic release. ...

Understanding changes in aquatic ecosystem health and water quality in the Fort Good Hope – Ramparts Area
Principal Investigator: Gurney, Kirsty E.
Licenced Year(s): 2017
Summary: This project aims to build community partnerships, identify field sites, and develop and implement sampling protocols for long term, community-based, monitoring of wetland ecosystems near Fort Good Hope. Whereas some wetlands in the study area have 1) already been, or 2) are likely to be, impacted by a wide range of industrial activities, including development of oil and gas and associated inf...

How will fish communities in Gwich’in and Inuvialuit lakes respond to climate change?
Principal Investigator: Gray, Derek K
Licenced Year(s): 2017
Summary: The purpose of this project is to obtain baseline data for fish communities in Gwich’in Settlement Area (GSA) lakes and use these data to predict future changes in fish communities caused by climate change. Specific objectives are to: 1) develop a baseline data set for fish populations, fish habitat, water quality, and water temperature for small and medium sized lakes within the Mackenzie ...

Predicting climate-driven changes in water quality and biological communities in Gwich'in lakes
Principal Investigator: Gray, Derek K
Licenced Year(s): 2017
Summary: Zooplankton play a key role in aquatic food webs, providing a conduit for the movement of energy between primary producers (algae) and larger organisms such as macroinvertebrates and fish. Therefore, elucidating the impact of permafrost melting on zooplankton is key to gaining a broader understanding of climate change on aquatic ecosystems in Canada’s north. Objectives of this proposed researc...

Remote sensing of Arctic-Boreal surface water
Principal Investigator: Smith, Laurence C.
Licenced Year(s): 2017
Summary: The goal of this project is to measure variations in water surface elevation, inundation extent, permafrost presence/absence, active layer thickness, soil moisture and related variables for lakes, wetlands and rivers in four primary study areas within the Northwest Territories (NWT). Using ground measurements combined with maps of water surface elevation produced by the Air Surface Water and Ocean...

Sustainable Water Governance and Indigenous Law Project
Principal Investigator: Bakker, Karen
Licenced Year(s): 2017
Summary: The project goal is to enhance effective, equitable Indigenous co-governance of water resources through pursuing five objectives: 1) to critically conceptualize the potential for reciprocal coordination of, and complementarity between, evolving common ("Western") and Indigenous water law and governance frameworks; 2) to develop innovative methods for co-researching Indigenous Water Governance, b...

Erosion of old organic carbon in the Mackenzie River Basin
Principal Investigator: Hilton, Robert G
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2013 2011 2010 2009
Summary: The objective of this research is to better quantify the carbon source, age and fate in one of the largest rivers draining the high latitudes. The research team will sample river sediments and waters to establish temporal variability in OC source and age. The team will target high and falling flow (in June) when most sediment and water are exported. The research team will directly measure velo...

Remediation of the Abandoned Panarctic Satellite F-68 Wellsite at Satellite Bay, Prince Patrick Island, Northwest Territories
Principal Investigator: Krizan, Julia
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2016 2015 2013 2011 2010
Summary: The objectives of the Site Remediation Program are to: 1) remove and dispose of exposed solid waste (including barrels, batteries, debris, wood, and other waste); and 2) construct a contaminated soil and waste containment structure on top of the existing buried waste area. The proposed 2017 Site activities will include several investigations in support of the remediation program: Thermal Invest...

The effects of wildfire on diverse aquatic ecosystems of the NWT
Principal Investigator: Tank, Suzanne E
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2016
Summary: The objective of this study is to determine the effect of fire on water quality within the southern NWT landscape. The research team will work across the Taiga Plains and Taiga Shield ecoregions. Differences in landscape between these regions will affect the catchment response to fire. The team will also target catchments with variable permafrost extent, and wetland/lake coverage. The research ...