In the News:
CTV Your Morning with Ben Mulroney August 24, 2018 Iqaluit ignores warnings over looming water shortage, subsequently declares emergency two years later.
CBC Northbeat July 26, 2018. Iqaluit declares water emergency
After an Arctic freshwater researcher sounded the alarm about Iqaluit’s near-future water crisis, the city took steps to save water. But is it enough? by Lindsay Jones Aug 16, 2018 Lake Geraldine in Iqaluit in July 2018. (Mark Aspland) Steel pipes have been driven and the … Continue readingMacleans: What happens when Nunavut’s rapidly growing capital city runs out of water?
“The problem is end-of-winter and they’re ignoring that” SARAH ROGERS A freshwater researcher suggests there are a number of deep lakes outside the city of Iqaluit, like the one marked in green here, which have enough capacity to replenish its Lake Geraldine reservoir, indicated by … Continue readingNunatsiaq News 2018-07-30: NEWS: Research points to a solution to Iqaluit’s freshwater shortage
Arctic: Change on top of the world (2008) Filmed by the Annenberg Foundation in 2007, I explain why climate warming is a pressing issue for northern peoples. While this was in 2007, this clip of me is extremely relevent today, and will likely be for decades … Continue readingChange ontop of the world: Andrew Medeiros
Biomonitoring of Airport Creek, Iqaluit, Nunavut As part of our ongoing research on Airport Creek, we survey the health of the river in 2015 since our original studies from 2007-2011; From Medeiros, A. S., Luszczek, C. E., Shirley, J., & Quinlan, R. (2011). Benthic biomonitoring … Continue readingNorthbeat: Garbage contaminates creek in Iqaluit
Nunavut Faces a Water Security Crisis By Water Canada 04:16PM June 15, 2017 According to a recent study by a team of Canadian researchers, Iqaluit is facing an imminent water security crisis, so too is the territory. “Even under very conservative estimates that assume the current rate of … Continue readingWater Canada: Nunavut Faces a Water Security Crisis
Iqaluit could face water shortage within 5 years, researcher says Climate change and a growing population will strain supply of fresh water Nicole Mortillaro · CBC News · Posted: Jun 13, 2017 4:38 PM ET | Last Updated: June 14, 2017 A joint study from York University and Waterloo … Continue readingCBC News: Iqaluit could run out of water
Looking at a map of Arctic Canada, it seems there are literally thousands of lakes and rivers, yet many Arctic communities are facing water shortages or threats of shortages to come. Iqaluit, capital of Nunavut Territory, will be facing that problem in the very near … Continue readingPlenty of water? Canadian Arctic communities on the verge of running out
Without action, the supply of fresh water in Iqaluit will begin to dwindle by 2024 due to climate change and increased demand, research led by York University has found. Andrew Medeiros “Extreme climates make the management of fresh water difficult, but add climate change to … Continue readingIqaluit could start running out of fresh water by 2024 – YFile