253 record(s) found with the tag "water quality" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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Jackfish Lake Environmental Monitoring
Principal Investigator: Machtans, Hilary
Licensed 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 ...


Community-Based Water Quality Monitoring in the Northwest Territories
Principal Investigator: Somers, Gila L
Licensed Year(s): 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013
Summary: Water quality monitoring equipment has been deployed at over 42 sites across the NWT to address community concerns. Community members were trained to use the following equipment: •YSI sondes: sit in the water and measure basic water quality parameters every 2 hours for up to 3 months. Analysis undertaken at ENR. •Grab water samples: measure basic parameters, nutrients, physicals, major ions,...


Environmental Quality at Pine Point
Principal Investigator: Dudley, Judy
Licensed Year(s): 2018
Summary: The purpose of the study is to verify baseline conditions within the Pine Point District study area. Field sites will be accessed by truck, on foot, and on ATVs during the ice-free growing season. The study may include analysis of previously disturbed sites to evaluate regeneration and succession, surveys of former mine pits, collection and analysis of surface water and groundwater samples, g...


Sustainable Water Governance and Indigenous Law Project
Principal Investigator: Bakker, Karen
Licensed Year(s): 2018 2017
Summary: The goal is to enhance effective, equitable Indigenous co-governance of water resources through pursuing five objectives: 1)Critically conceptualize the potential for reciprocal coordination of, and complementarity between, evolving common ("Western") and Indigenous water law and governance frameworks; 2)Develop innovative methods for co-researching Indigenous Water Governance, based on collabor...


Assessing regulators' information needs to make decisions regarding cumulative effects under the MVRMA
Principal Investigator: Noble, Bram F
Licensed Year(s): 2018 2017 2016
Summary: This project will determine what information Regulators require about cumulative effects or conditions in order to make informed decisions regarding development impacts to water quality in the NWT, and whether and how that information is, or can be, provided through NWT Cumulative Impacts Monitoring Program (CIMP) or other agencies responsible for monitoring. The objectives are as follows: 1)...


Community-based long-term monitoring of the Peel River near Fort McPherson
Principal Investigator: Moore, Jonathan
Licensed Year(s): 2018 2017
Summary: The objective of this research is to establish a community-based monitoring program in the Peel River watershed, based in Fort McPherson. Previous research has shown that multiple whitefish ecotypes (non-anadromous, semi-anadromous and anadromous, utilize the Peel River as spawning habitat, but it is unclear how much each ecotype contributes to harvester catches. As different ecotypes occupy d...


Correlation of water quality parameters of a disturbed slump and an undisturbed river bank on the east branch of the Mackenzie River.
Principal Investigator: Hansen, Jeremy R
Licensed Year(s): 2017
Summary: The objective is to investigate a disturbed slump site and an undisturbed river bank to measure and compare what is possibly melting/flowing/leaching into the river system possibly due to climate change. Physical descriptions of both sites combined with temperature, potential of hydrogen (pH), TSS (total suspended solids), TDS (total dissolved solids), and turbidity will be collected, analysed, an...


Understanding the potential impact of metals in aquatic systems.
Principal Investigator: McGeer, Jim
Licensed Year(s): 2017
Summary: The objectives of this research are to evaluate the relative sensitivity of northern aquatic invertebrates and northern ecosystems in comparison to southern species and environments. The focus of comparisons is in relation to the toxicity of metals. Three types of sample collections are proposed. These would be done at selected sites along the Ingraham Trail (highway 4) east of Yellowknife. The...


Temperature and oxygen concentrations in Dolomite (Airport) Lake
Principal Investigator: Lord, Sarah
Licensed Year(s): 2017
Summary: The purpose of this study is to directly measure temperature and dissolved oxygen concentrations in Airport Lake throughout the year, and to find out if low oxygen levels are limiting the growth rate of lake trout population in this lake. Repeated sampling at the same locations on the lake during fall, winter, spring, and summer will show whether oxygen levels are adequate for optimal lake trout t...


2017 Baseline monitoring of marine productivity and oceanography spanning the Northwest Passage using ships of opportunity
Principal Investigator: Fisher, Jonathan AD
Licensed Year(s): 2017 2016
Summary: The first objective is to collect, analyze and report the findings from station-based and continuous plankton sampling and data on depth, temperature and salinity in the upper water column throughout Canada’s Northwest Passage. As a contribution to marine climate change research, this program will provide northern communities with the first regional-scale view of marine productivity—thereby provid...


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