247 record(s) found with the tag "water quality" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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Taltson Twin Gorges Hydro Generating Facility Aquatic Effects Monitoring Program (AEMP) 2019
Principal Investigator: Miller, Matthew
Licensed Year(s): 2019
Summary: This licence has been issued for the scientific research application No.4565. The objective of this project is to conduct Aquatic Effects Monitoring. This will include three parts: 1) Riparian Habitat and Fish Usage Assessment. This is a study to monitor the trends and fluctuations of the aquatic environment along the riparian zones within the Taltson River from Nonacho Lake to Twin Gorges ...


Con Mine 2019 Supplemental Benthic Invertebrate Sampling Study
Principal Investigator: Irving, Elaine
Licensed Year(s): 2019
Summary: This licence has been issued for the scientific research application No.4574. The objective is to sample benthic invertebrates in Jackfish Bay (exposure area) and Kam Bay (reference area), to confirm benthic results from 2018 and determine if treated Con Mine effluent is affecting the benthic community in Jackfish Bay. Benthic invertebrate samples will be collected at five stations in each ...


Fate of heavy metals in lagoon and wetland wastewater treatment systems and quantification of relative impacts to downstream aquatic systems
Principal Investigator: Jamieson, Rob
Licensed Year(s): 2019
Summary: This licence has been issued for the scientific research application No.4511. The overall objective of this study is improved understanding of heavy metals in Sewage Disposal Facilities (SDFs) and Solid Waste Disposal Facilities (SWDFs) in the NWT. The proposed study aims to answer the following questions: 1) What is the existing treatment capacity of SDFs in NWT for heavy metals? 2) Are SDFs “...


Using the past to inform the future: A paleoecological perspective of the impacts of drought and fire on lakes, permafrost and forests
Principal Investigator: Pisaric, Michael FJ
Licensed Year(s): 2019 2018 2017 2016
Summary: This licence has been issued for the scientific research application No.4564. The objectives of this research are to examine the frequency and severity of past wildfire and drought (drought-like) conditions in the southern Northwest Territories. Specifically, the research team will examine the following questions: 1) how frequent and severe have fires been in the; 2) are fires becoming more fre...


Community-based monitoring of whitefish in the lower Mackenzie River watershed
Principal Investigator: Hovel, Rachel A
Licensed Year(s): 2019
Summary: The objective of this project is to maintain a community-based monitoring program in the communities of Fort McPherson, Aklavik, and Tsiigehtchic. Data collected in this community-based monitoring program and other previous research has shown that ocean-migrating broad whitefish use the Peel River as spawning habitat, and that these fish also make extensive migrations between rivers in the lowe...


Defining the biothermal envelope of Dolly Varden in the Canadian Western Arctic to inform conservation planning.
Principal Investigator: Mochnacz, Neil
Licensed Year(s): 2019
Summary: The first phase of this field program was implemented in 2018, where approximately twenty loggers were deployed and retrieved. A minimum sample size of seventy is required to build a robust stream temperature model. The research team propose to deploy July 14-15 and retrieve August 29-30 the remaining temperature loggers (n = 50) across the Fish Creek watershed. This data will be used to develop a...


Impacts of Natural and Anthropogenic Disturbances on the Aquatic Health of Tundra Lakes in the Upland Region Northeast of Inuvik, NT
Principal Investigator: Hille, Erika C
Licensed Year(s): 2019
Summary: The objectives of this project are to examine the long term effects of thaw slumping on the water quality of water running off the landscape to the lakes and the lakes themselves, using data collected over the 10 year study period; and to examine the effects of tundra fire on the water quality of water running off the landscape to the lakes and the lakes themselves. This study will focus on 10 ...


Water Quality Monitoring in Tlicho Region, NWT, Canada
Principal Investigator: Pacunayen, Jessica L
Licensed Year(s): 2019
Summary: The overarching goal for this project is to understand how decision-making bodies can make the best use of water quality data from pre-existing water monitoring programs collected by various agencies within the Tlicho region now and in the future. In order to achieve this goal, the Principal Investigator (PI) plans to understand how decision-making bodies within the Tlicho region currently use wat...


Northern Water Futures Baseline Environmental Monitoring
Principal Investigator: Baltzer, Jennifer L
Licensed Year(s): 2019 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) ve...


NSERC Canadian Lake Pulse Network: more than 660 Canadian lakes sampled over three summers.
Principal Investigator: Huot, Yannick
Licensed Year(s): 2019
Summary: The objective of this project is to evaluate and compare complex and abundant lake ecosystems. This will be addressed through answering these 4 core questions: 1. Where, by how much and why Canadian lakes have changed during the last centuries? 2. How do taxonomic, molecular and biochemical features of planktonic, benthic and microbial communities change with lake alteration and which ones can...


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