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Lake Winnipeg Basin Program

The Government of Canada is taking action to improve the ecological health of Lake Winnipeg and its basin. Lake Winnipeg is experiencing large and frequent algal blooms due to high nutrient levels from multiple transboundary sources, including agriculture, industry, municipal wastewater and surface runoff.

In order to address freshwater issues in the basin, the Government of Canada launched the Lake Winnipeg Basin Initiative (2008-2012) with an investment of $17.7 million in funding, followed by an investment of $18 million (2012-2017).

Budget 2017 confirmed the Government of Canada’s commitment to addressing freshwater issues through an investment of $25.7 million and the launch of Environment and Climate Change Canada’s (ECCC) Lake Winnipeg Basin Program (2017-2022). The Lake Winnipeg Basin Program (LWBP) is taking action to reduce excessive nutrients – such as phosphorus – from entering the lake, is enhancing collaboration throughout the basin and is supporting the engagement of Indigenous Peoples on freshwater issues.

The LWBP advances ECCC research to better understand:

  • Nutrient loading in agricultural streams;
  • The response in Lake Winnipeg to nutrient reduction action in the basin;
  • The impact of climate variability on nutrient loading;
  • The impact of zebra mussels on nutrient cycling and the food web.

The LWBP also provides financial support through an application-based funding program for targeted, outcome-focused action, in the following three key freshwater priority areas:

  • Nutrient reduction: support for targeted stakeholder delivered projects in the Lake Winnipeg Basin, in key geographic areas, that demonstrate an effective means to reduce phosphorus loading and increase public knowledge and engagement
  • Collaborative governance: encourage and strengthen collaborative efforts to reduce nutrients throughout the Lake Winnipeg Basin
  • Indigenous engagement: enhance opportunities, capacity and the engagement of Indigenous governments, organizations and communities on Lake Winnipeg Basin nutrient issues

Cite Project as: Environment and Climate Change Canada, 2019, "Lake Winnipeg Basin Program", https://doi.org/10.5203/ZFX5-0M31, Canadian Watershed Information Network, V1

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Abstract This project contains reports, links and files about research in the Lake Winnipeg Basin related to the ECCC Lake Winnipeg Basin Program.
Cite Project Environment and Climate Change Canada, 2019, "Lake Winnipeg Basin Program", https://doi.org/10.5203/ZFX5-0M31, Canadian Watershed Information Network, V1
Research Program Name Lake Winnipeg Basin Initiative
Project website https://www.canada.ca/en/environment-climate-change/services/water-overview/comprehensive-approach-clean/lake-winnipeg/funding.html

Project Keywords

Keywords Lake Winnipeg Basin,Water Quality,Nutrients,nutrient reduction,Indigenous engagement,collaborative governance
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Project Status Active
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Project License

License Name Open Government License 2.0 (Canada)
License URL https://spdx.org/licenses/
Terms of use Data on this site is governend by CanWIN's Data Statement and Terms of Use.The full terms can be found at https://lwbin.cc.umanitoba.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/CanWIN_DataPolicy_Nov2019.pdf By using CanWIN datasets, you accept the terms and conditions laid out in our Terms of Use. CanWIN datasets are licensed individually, details for each licences used can be found using the Licence URL link provided with each dataset. Generally, the CC-By-4.0 license is used. This license grants the public the rights to use and share the data and results derived therefrom as long as the proper acknowledgement is given to the data licensor, that any alteration to the data is clearly indicated, and that a link to the original data and the license is made available. Please cite the data as listed in the Cite as field for the dataset or project.
License Scheme Name SPDX

Principal Investigators

Name Environment and Climate Change Canada
Type of Name Organizational
Email ec.lacwinnipeginfo-lakewinnipeginfo.ecfoo(at) canada.ca
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Name Identifier Scheme URI https://orcid.org/
Name Identifier Scheme ORCID

Co-Investigators

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Role
Affiliation (e.g Environment Canada)
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Name Identifier Scheme URI https://orcid.org/
Name Identifier Scheme ORCID

Data Curator

Name Environment and Climate Change Canada
Type DataCurator
Data Curator Email ec.lacwinnipeginfo-lakewinnipeginfo.ecfoo(at) canada.ca
Affiliation (e.g Environment Canada)

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Publisher Canadian Watershed Information Network (CanWIN), University of Manitoba
Resource Sub-Type Online resource
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