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Water Quality

Frothing water

Earth Month: Water

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

Pier on one of the Great Lakes

Let's Talk Great Lakes Resources

Discover a set of resources designed to give you good background knowledge on all things Great Lakes!

Patty Simpson

Patty Simpson (she/her)

Environmental Coordinator

As the head of the Environment Department at a uranium mine, it is my responsibility to make sure that the mine does not pollute the surrounding environment.
Clothing4Climate header image illustration and logo

Clothing4Climate

Everyone wears clothes, no matter their socioeconomic background, age, or culture. The Clothing4Climate project encourages youth in Grades 7 to 12 to learn about the science behind climate change and the impact our clothing system has on the environment.

Image of a river running through a Boreal forest

Resources on the Environment

Resource page including articles and career profiles related to the environment.

Jean Paquin outside

Jean Paquin

Water Resources Analyst Engineer at Rio Tinto

Jean Paquin is a Water Resources Analyst Engineer at Rio Tinto.
Water treatment plant near Kitchener, Ontario

Water Treatment

Learn about how water is treated at municipal water treatment plants.

Boat on a lake at sunset

Humans and Freshwater Ecosystems

Learn about how people impact the ecosystems of lakes and rivers.

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.

Scientist testing water samples

Careers in the Great Outdoors

Students explore careers related to outdoors and the land and then design and build a water filter prototype.

Checking the inside of a pipe

Crack the Code: Water Systems

Students learn about the water treatment process as they complete a digital “escape room” on a Google site.

Anne Simonen au travail

Anne Simonen

Civil Engineering Technologist

Anne Simonen is a Civil Engineering Technologist for Kerr Wood Leidal Associates Ltd..
Martina Bona

Martina Bona

Process Discipline Specialist

Martina Bona is a Process Discipline Specialist for Jacobs Engineering.
Rachel Chow dans un énorme conduit

Rachel Chow

Wastewater Process Engineer

Mussels on a rocky coastline

Using Mussels to Monitor the Environment

Mussels are a kind of invertebrate that filter food out of the water they live in. This makes them a great tool for monitoring environmental water quality and tracking bioaccumulation in aquatic food webs.