Chal­leng­ing land­scape

Ex­pert talks about en­vi­ron­men­tal de­mands fac­ing Man­i­toba

Winnipeg Free Press - Section G - - HOMES - By Alexan­dra Paul

BEST known for sav­ing the Ex­per­i­men­tal Lake Area, the Win­nipeg-based In­ter­na­tional In­sti­tute for Sus­tain­able De­vel­op­ment was also among the first think-tanks with a global reach to paint the econ­omy green. We sat down with Henry David Ven­ema, IISD’s chief sci­en­tist and vi­cepres­i­dent for business de­vel­op­ment, to talk about en­vi­ron­men­tal chal­lenges fac­ing Man­i­toba. of the land­scape. The re­ally defin­ing fea­ture of Lake Win­nipeg is its basin: The area is huge. The nu­tri­ent load comes from ev­ery­where. It tra­verses four prov­inces and two states and lit­tle bits of two more states: North Dakota, Min­nesota and small bits of South Dakota and Mon­tana.

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