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Research Fields TEST water Lake Winnipeg ecologic sustainability
Categories Aboriginal
Environmental Studies
Natural, Physical or Life Sciences
Citizenship No citizenship available
Eligibility The Government of Canada is investing $18 million to clean up Canada’s sixth- largest freshwater lake, Lake Winnipeg. This initiative, accompanied by provincial actions to clean up Lake Winnipeg, is part of the Government of Canada’s Action Plan for Clean Water and has five goals: * reduce blue-green algae blooms; * ensure fewer beach closings; * keep in place a sustainable fishery; * provide a clean lake for recreation; and * restore the ecological integrity of the lake. The Lake Winnipeg Basin Stewardship Fund (the Fund) is a $3.65 million initiative that provides financial support for high-impact, solution-oriented projects that reduce nutrient loads and/or improve the ecological sustainability of Lake Winnipeg and its basin. The Fund is now using a two stage process to assess eligible projects: *Stage 1:* Letters of Intent are submitted and reviewed by Environment Canada against eligibility requirements. Once a Letter of Intent is deemed eligible, applicants will be invited to submit a detailed proposal. *Stage 2:* Invited proposals will undergo a technical review and then be evaluated by a Public Advisory Committee that makes funding recommendations to the Minister of Environment. Project Selection Criteria The following criteria may be used in the assessment of projects: * Amount of leveraged funding; * Extent of project collaboration; * Project location is within a priority watershed known to be significant source of nutrient loading to L. Winnipeg; * Project addresses funding priorities ; * Measurable environmental benefits derived from the project (e.g. expected phosphorus reduction); * Technical feasibility; * Potential for co-benefits of project implementation; * Clarity and scope of objectives; * Beneficial management practices that reduce urban and/or rural non-point sources of nutrients; * New and innovative technologies for storm water and nutrient management, cost-saving control technologies and rehabilitation methods; * Value for money; and * Opportunities for technology and/or knowledge transfer to other parts of the Lake Winnipeg Basin and other watersheds.
Value The value is not available
Currency Canadian
Tenable at No details on tenability available
Deadlines April 1
Application Details Visit Environment Canada's web site at http://www.ec.gc.ca/paae-apcw/default.asp?lang=En&n=2EBE3205-1 for full application details, and a template letter of intent. Contact: Telephone: 1-800-567-1570 E-mail LW.Info@ec.gc.ca Updated: January 26, 2012

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