Harmful algal blooms are not unique to Lake Erie. The global issue took a team of UWindsor researchers to Kenya to study its algal blooms, in hopes of shedding light on the problem in southern Ontario.
The collaborative effort paired researchers from Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Kenya to collect data on Lake Victoria in hopes of better understanding the environmental drivers of harmful algal blooms. Algal blooms are collections of algae that have the potential to produce toxins that can contaminate drinking water and harm the ecosystem.
The International Association for Great Lakes Research named Catherine Febria one of the inaugural recipients of its Large Lake Champion Award.
Erie Hack, a data and engineering competition designed to generate innovative technology solutions for some of Lake Erie’s most pressing problems, is now open for registration.
Since its inception in 2017, the program has leveraged the expertise of researchers, designers, engineers, developers, and creative individuals across the region to activate, cultivate, and accelerate solutions to the health of the lake.
Researchers are partnering with the tech firm BlackBerry on a system to monitor water levels and quality and alert officials to risks as they arise.