In other words, we’re helping improve the quality of
drinking water for one of our local communities using
methods that can be applied across Canada, helping
to improve water treatment and lower costs.
Our researchers are using a high-tech observatory buoy with
sensor technology to provide real-time data on lake conditions
and cyanobacterial bloom potential to the water treatment
plant at Buffalo Pound Lake, where nutrients stimulate algal
production and lead to metabolites that complicate the water
treatment process and create unpleasant tastes and odours.
Knowledge is beautiful.