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Community Readiness

Symposium 2018

MW3: Living with Lakes - Challenges and Opportunities

October 12, 2018

11:00am - 1:00pm

Pre-registration & Additional fees apply

The City of Greater Sudbury has over 330 lakes that are at least 10 hectares in size. Some of these lakes have been severely impacted by former smelting practices, urban development, acid rain, and sewage disposal. Over the years, the municipality has made many improvements to its infrastructure and its operations. The official plan also has a many policies that relate directly to shoreline living. This mobile workshop will examine Lake Ramsey, which provides drinking water to about 42 per cent of residents and is located in the urban core. It will also explore the many challenges of development in Canadian Shield watersheds.
Learning Objectives:

  • Gain knowledge about science in policy making
  • Understand the importance of community engagement in lake management
  • Understand the implications of land use changes in Canadian Shield watersheds