208 record(s) found with the tag "water quality" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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Geo-Mapping for Energy and Minerals Program Proposed Fieldwork: Western Arctic Project: Banks Island
Principal Investigator: Smith, Rod
Licenced Year(s): 2016 2015
Summary: This research seeks to resolve the nature and potential source of kimberlite (diamond) indicator minerals, and to improve understanding of the geological history of Banks Island, and how this relates to off-shore geology and regional hydrocarbon systems. For the kimberlite (diamond) indicator mineral study, the research team will take up to 100 small (10-20 kg) samples of stream sediments and v...


DOC in surface waters in the NWT; implications of a changing climate
Principal Investigator: English, Michael C
Licenced Year(s): 2015
Summary: This research focusses upon dissolved organic carbon (DOC) quantity and quality from a suite of hydrological environments underlain by discontinuous permafrost. The research looks to better understand how water quality will be influenced by a warming climate, with specific attention to DOC, by analysing historical water quality data (30 years) from three local rivers (Yellowknife, Cameron, and Mar...


EL462 & EL463 2013-2015 Surface and Groundwater Monitoring Program
Principal Investigator: Hansen, Ken
Licenced Year(s): 2015 2014 2013 2012
Summary: The study is to continue establishing the groundwater and surface water conditions within the exploration licences prior to and during oil and gas exploration activities. Surface Water Quality Sample Collection Collect surface water samples once, during September 2015, from a reduced number of sampling locations targeted near areas where exploration activities have occurred. The water sampl...


Con Mine Phase 5 EEM - Periodic Monitoring
Principal Investigator: Machtans, Hilary
Licenced Year(s): 2015 2012 2009 2007
Summary: The study is part of the Phase 5 Environmental Effects Monitoring (EEM) program, which is requirement under the Fisheries Act, Metal Mining Effluent Regulations (MMER). The objective of the study is to carry out the second 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 Ba...


Fort Resolution Pipeline ESA I/II
Principal Investigator: Williams, Melanie
Licenced Year(s): 2015
Summary: The first objective is to conduct a combined Phase I/II Environmental Site Assessments for a buried pipeline located within the municipality of Fort Resolution, Northwest Territories. The second objective is to identify any health and safety concerns associated with the buried pipe line. A records review and gap analysis will be done to synthesize the information that the research team have o...


NATCL - Cantung Mine 2015 Environmental Effects Monitoring
Principal Investigator: Carson, Richard
Licenced Year(s): 2015
Summary: The objectives are to evaluate if there are differences in biological parameters among study sites and between years of the Environmental Effects Monitoring study are still present and whether any differences are the result of current mining practices, historical mining practices, or a combination of the two. The design will include studies on fish (non-lethal sampling of slimy sculpin), benthi...


Tracing the Origin of Mercury Contamination in the Lakes and Fish of the Jean Marie River First Nation Lands
Principal Investigator: Laurent, Cyrielle C
Licenced Year(s): 2015
Summary: The short term objectives for this project are to: - Assess permafrost as a possible origin of mercury contamination; - Measure mercury content in permafrost samples; - Engage the community to exchange traditional and scientific knowledge to better understand relationships between country food, water quality, and permafrost degradation from a contamination perspective; and - Use traditional la...


Watershed delineation of permafrost disturbance on eastern Banks Island, NWT: a geomatic approach for predicting water quality impacts
Principal Investigator: Lamoureux, Scott F
Licenced Year(s): 2015
Summary: The objective of this work is to investigate the impact of permafrost disturbance on water quality by examining varying sizes of watersheds with different magnitudes of disturbance. The impact of disturbance on water quality will be examined in a number of different research questions: 1) does watershed size impact downstream water quality where there is the same magnitude of disturbance; 2) is wa...


Effects of permafrost disturbances on terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, Banks Island, NWT, Canada
Principal Investigator: Lacelle, Denis
Licenced Year(s): 2015
Summary: Thaw slumps are one of the most dramatic thermokarst features in permafrost regions. The number of thaw slumps on Banks Island has more than tripled in recent decades and it is likely that this change is altering terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. This multidisciplinary research project investigates the short- (1960s-present day) and long-term (Medieval Warm Period to today) impacts of permafrost...


Cumulative Impacts Monitoring of Aquatic Ecosystem Health of Yellowknife Bay, Great Slave Lake
Principal Investigator: Chételat, John
Licenced Year(s): 2015
Summary: The main objective of this study is to investigate the ecosystem health of Yellowknife Bay. We will address the following questions through a field study: 1) What is the quality of water and sediment in Yellowknife Bay (focusing on metals, nutrients and cyanobacteria)? 2) What are the main sources and transport pathways of metals accumulating in the food web of Yellowknife Bay? 3) How much of ...


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