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Water Research Topics
Environment Canada research is vitally important to the conservation and protection of Canada's water resources. Environment Canada scientists are leading the way in recognizing new threats to the quality and quantity of freshwater and in producing the scientific knowledge needed by policy makers and governments to act swiftly to confront them.
Environment Canada conducts research in every region of Canada, investigating environmental issues such as impacts of agriculture, industry, and urbanization on water quality; the effects of contaminants in lakes, rivers, groundwater, and sediments; the extent of atmospherically transported persistent organic pollutants and metals in aquatic ecosystems; and the potential impact of climate change on water quantity and quality.
Explore some of our research by topic:
- Acid Rain
- Aquatic Biodiversity: Multiple Stressor Effects
- Arctic Freshwater Biodiversity Research
- Climate Change Effects
- Cyanobacteria and other Harmful Algal Blooms
- Genetically Modified Organisms
- Impacts of Agricultural Activities
- Industrial Discharges and Metals
- Lake Management Research
- Oil Sands
- Waterborne Pathogens
- Water Quality Information Management and Modelling
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