253 record(s) found with the tag "water quality" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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De Beers - Gahcho Kué Environmental Monitoring Program
Principal Investigator: Liu, William X
Licensed Year(s): 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
Summary: The objective of the proposed studies is to obtain information on the environment once Project activities commence to determine potential project effects. The proposed studies will include the collection of air quality, geochemistry, hydrology, water and sediment quality, and fish and aquatic resources, dustfall, vegetation and soil information. The studies are designed to monitor the area aro...


Impact of climate change on catchment biogeochemistry in plains and shield regions
Principal Investigator: Olefeldt, David
Licensed Year(s): 2019 2018
Summary: The objective of this research is to identify impacts of climate change and permafrost thaw on pond methane emissions, and on water chemistry in streams that drain peatland-rich catchments. Impacts on methane emissions will be assessed. Specific objectives are : 1) to characterize the trends and variability in magnitude of methane emission from ponds along climate gradients within both the Tai...


Understanding changes in aquatic ecosystem health and water quality in the Fort Good Hope – Ramparts Area
Principal Investigator: Gurney, Kirsty E.
Licensed Year(s): 2019 2018 2017
Summary: The 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 (FGH). Whereas some wetlands in the study area have either already been, or are likely to be, impacted by a wide range of industrial activities, including development of oil and gas and associat...


TERRE-NET: Controls on the Release of Contaminants from Gold Tailings at the Giant Mine, Yellowknife, NT
Principal Investigator: Blowes, David W.
Licensed Year(s): 2019 2018 2017
Summary: The goals of this research are: 1) to determine the magnitude and rate of release of arsenic and other toxic elements from the Giant Mine tailings to groundwater; 2 to evaluate remediation alternatives for tailings management, including the effects of proposed engineered covers; and, 3) to apply novel characterization techniques to understand the mechanisms controlling arsenic release. The r...


Identifying sources of mercury in Arctic rivers
Principal Investigator: Zdanowicz, Christian M
Licensed Year(s): 2019 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 ...


How will fish communities in Gwich’in and Inuvialuit lakes respond to climate change?
Principal Investigator: Gray, Derek K
Licensed Year(s): 2019 2018 2017
Summary: The purpose of this project is to obtain baseline data for fish communities in Gwich’in Settlement Area (GSA) and Inuvialuit Settlement Region (ISR) lakes and use these data to predict future changes in fish communities caused by climate change. Specific objectives are: 1) to develop a baseline data set for fish populations, fish habitat, water quality, and water temperature for small and m...


Impact of ferry landings on water quality and traditional fish harvesting in the Mackenzie and Peel Rivers
Principal Investigator: Gray, Derek K
Licensed Year(s): 2019 2018
Summary: Fishing is an important part of the Gwich’in way of life. Concerns in the Gwich’in communities of Fort McPherson and Tsiigehtchic have arisen with regards to the use of granular material in ferry landings. Anthropogenic sediment from ferry landings has the potential to alter river ecology downstream thus impacting valuable fish habitat. This objectives of this project are to determine the impa...


Long-term aquatic ecosystem change at the southern limit of permafrost
Principal Investigator: Korosi, Jennifer B
Licensed Year(s): 2019 2018
Summary: The goal is to reconstruct long-term environmental change (hundreds to thousands of years) by examining chemical and biological fossil remains preserved in lake sediment cores, in order to better understand how thawing permafrost impacts lake ecosystems. 1) Water chemistry and plankton survey The research team will collect lake water samples from the study lakes to analyze for water chemistry...


The Arctic Great Rivers Observatory III
Principal Investigator: Holmes, Robert Max
Licensed Year(s): 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
Summary: The Arctic Great Rivers Observatory project studies the six largest rivers in the Arctic: the Mackenzie and Yukon Rivers in North America, and the Ob', Yenisey, Lena, and Kolyma Rivers in Russia. The research team are interested in how climate change is impacting Arctic rivers. The team make measurements of the concentration of naturally-occurring chemicals (like carbon and nitrogen) and try to de...


SAMMS: Sub-Arctic Metal Mobility Study
Principal Investigator: Wolfe, Brent BBW
Licensed Year(s): 2019 2018
Summary: The seven-year objective of Sub-Arctic Meteal 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...


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