The Province of Manitoba is distributing this news release on behalf of the Government of Manitoba and the International Institute of Sustainable Development.
September 2, 2013
MANITOBA TO HELP ENSURE CONTINUED OPERATION OF EXPERIMENTAL LAKES AREA WITH LONG-TERM FUNDING TO IISD, FRESHWATER RESEARCH - - - ELA Research Invaluable in Saving Lake Winnipeg: Premier
The Manitoba government is providing the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) ongoing, secure funding as the organization takes over operation of the Experimental Lakes Area (ELA), Premier Greg Selinger announced today. The new, more than $6 million, six-year agreement includes $900,000 to be dedicated to funding freshwater research and technology at the ELA.
"The ELA will be invaluable to helping us solve the complex issues surrounding the health of Lake Winnipeg and basin waterway challenges," said Selinger. "Stable long-term funding is critical for the nationally and internationally important work that is conducted at this facility."
The premier noted the government of Manitoba is the largest core funder of the IISD.