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Freshwater Ecosystems

Frothing water

Earth Month: Water

Discover the issues surrounding water today, and learn what you can do to help.

Rohan Hakimi headshot

Rohan Hakimi

Environmental Engineer, Integrated Water Management

I am an environmental engineer working to create sustainable storm water management and to protect our water resources.
Elaine Robichaud en randonnée avec vue sur le lac depuis le sommet d'une montagne

Elaine Robichaud

Hydrology Engineer

Elaine Robichaud is a Hydrology Engineer for Hydro-Quebec.
Jean Paquin outside

Jean Paquin

Water Resources Analyst Engineer at Rio Tinto

Jean Paquin is a Water Resources Analyst Engineer at Rio Tinto.
Shayla Brown au travail sur un chantier maritime

Shayla Brown

Environmental Coordinator

Shayla Brown is an Environmental Coordinator for Seaspan Shipyards.
White water rafting on the Fraser River in British Columbia

Introduction to Rivers & Streams

Learn about the physical geography, chemistry and ecology of rivers and streams.

Pond in a valley

Introduction to Lakes & Ponds

Learn about the geology, chemistry and ecology of lakes and ponds.

Melony Catana

Melony Catana

Environmental Technologist & CEO

Melony Catana is an Environmental Technologist & CEO of Elevate Environmental Inc.
Edith Tobe à un site restauré

Edith Tobe

Executive Director

Edith Tobe is the Executive Director of Squamish River Watershed Society.
Julie Koloff au travail à l'extérieur

Julie Koloff

Wetland Specialist

Julie Koloff is a Wetland Specialist for Jacobs, located in Alberta.
Green tree frog

Amphibians

12 images of some cold-blooded animals such as frogs and newts classified as amphibians that can live in the water or on land

Goldfish

Fish: Freshwater

4 images of some fish such as koi that live in freshwater river and lake environments and in freshwater aquariums and garden ponds

Massive algal bloom

Eutrophication: Why you should care about pond scum?

When fertilizers from agriculture get into lakes and rivers, big problems can result for aquatic ecosystems, food chains & webs!