Feb 10, 2021 12-1 PM CST: MB Branch Webinar: Nutrient Target Regulation under the Water Protection Act
The CWRA Manitoba Branch is please to present their upcoming webinar:
Nutrient Target Regulation under the Water Protection Act: Nutrient Concentration and Loading Targets for Lake Winnipeg and its Tributaries
Andrew Burton, M.Sc., P.Ag.
Senior Water Quality Specialist
Water Branch, Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development
About this presentation:
The gradual, but steady, increase in nitrogen and phosphorus in aquatic ecosystems over the past several decades is one of the single, largest water quality challenges facing jurisdictions all over the world, including Manitoba. Since the 1990s, algal blooms have become more frequent and intense on Lake Winnipeg due to elevated nutrient concentrations, and this has attracted significant public attention. Actions to improve water quality in Lake Winnipeg are challenging given the sheer size of the basin and the many small sources of nutrients across the one million square kilometre watershed. Significant progress has been made to reduce nutrient contributions to surface waters through legislation, implementing changes on the landscape, supporting research and monitoring, as well as engaging the public. However, nutrient concentrations in Lake Winnipeg and its tributaries remain elevated and further guidance is required to reduce nutrient loads and improve water quality. Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development (ARD) is proposing a regulation that would establish nutrient loading targets for the four major tributaries (Red, Winnipeg, Saskatchewan and Dauphin Rivers) that flow into Lake Winnipeg, and nutrient concentration targets for total phosphorus and total nitrogen in Lake Winnipeg. Targets are expected to help Manitoba’s collective nutrient reduction efforts by helping to guide future nutrient reduction activities, implement best practices, identify priorities, and track progress over time.
When: February 10, 2021, 12-1PM CST
CWRA Members: $10
Student Non-Members: $10
CWRA Non-Members: $15
Please note that this event has a two-step registration. After checking out through the payment website, you will receive a link to finish your registration for the webinar with your payment confirmation email. You must sign up through the confirmation email link to receive attendance information for the event.