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State of The Kawartha Lakes Workshop at Elmhirst Resort:
October  27 - 28,  2008

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International Association for Great Lakes Research (IAGLR) Conference: May 19 -23, 2008

Our Lakes, Our Community was the theme of the 2008 conference, reflecting community stewardship of the Great Lakes. This theme recognized the role that communities and community organizations can play in protecting the quality and quantity of water, and the recreational and commercial value of the Great Lakes. A special emphasis was placed on the role of First Nations communities in Great Lakes stewardship. Plenary speakers shared their experiences in working with communities to protect the Great Lakes. Over 300 platform presentations and 50 posters were presented duringh the scientific sessions.

The Conference took place at Trent University which is located in the city of Peterborough, the gateway to the Kawartha Lakes recreational area of central Ontario. The campus of Trent University is located along the east and west banks of the Otonabee River. Most of the IAGLR 2008 scientific sessions were held in the newly constructed conference facilities in Gzowski College and the Enwying Building.

Conference Program Book

David Sheperd Family Lecture Series: Robert F. Kennedy Jr. - "Our Environmental Destiny"



Source Water Protection Symposium 2007
The How, Why and Who of Source Protection

In 2006, The Ontario Ministry of the Environment (OMOE) and the Ministry of Natural Resources (OMNR) negotiated a change to the mandate of the Watershed Science Centre, whereby the Centre focused a large proportion of its activities to Source Water Protection. This mandate has been inherited by the Institute for Watershed Science.

The OMNR’s Source Water Protection program is in the third year of a partnership program to support the Clean Water Act. The OMNR is a supporting ministry to the OMOE, who leads the Source Water Protection agenda. One priority area is applied science, which will play a critical role in defining the techniques, needs and strategies under the Clean Water Act. Applied science is needed to meet knowledge gaps, direct and inform long-term planning, policy and implementation of Source Water Protection. The Institute for Watershed Science will address the science-based needs of the Source Water Protection program by identifying research priorities, and administering and/or conducting research projects aimed at addressing those needs

Proceedings of the 2007 Symposium

Expert Workshop Reports

Final Report



Other Archived Event Documents

The following documents are final reports and summaries from various events that the Watershed Science Centre organized and/or was involved in.


Workshop: Simply Water: Who Owns It? Can You Trust It? Is There Enough? 2002

Design Standards for Improving Fish Habitat Management Workshop, 2002

Riparian Zones Workshop 2001

Riparian Zones Workshop 2000

Ontario Workshop on Riverine Science Requirements 1999

Riparian Zones Workshop 1998