Saving Lake Winnipeg

ISBN 9781927330869
Hardcover | Publication Date: September 23, 2013
Book Dimensions: 4.75 in x 7 in
144 Pages
$16.00 CAD

About the Book

As reported by major media from all around the world, Lake Winnipeg was recognized by the Global Nature Fund as the world’s “Threatened Lake of the Year” for 2013.

While dramatic flooding now regularly wreaks havoc in cities, provinces and states throughout North America, the woeful condition of Lake Winnipeg has also become a sign of a much larger climate-related problem, as the toxin produced by the bacteria that bloom within this particular lake each summer is now being detected in water bodies across Canada and at levels exceeding maximum guidelines. The deteriorating state of the lake and the pervasive presence of these toxins in water outside of Manitoba must now be recognized as a growing threat to human health, agricultural production and the general economy in both Canada and the United States.

In his third RMB Manifesto, internationally respected water analyst Robert Sandford speaks on behalf of the Central Great Plains in order to convince government, industry and society that drastic change is needed if we are to avoid similar troubles from plaguing other bodies of water throughout North America.

About the Author(s)

Robert William Sandford is the EPCOR Chair for Water and Climate Security at the United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health. He is the co-author of the UN Water in the World We Want report on post-2015 global sustainable development goals relating to water. He is also the author of some 30 books on the history, heritage and landscape of the Canadian Rockies, including Water, Weather and the Mountain West, The Weekender Effect: Hyperdevelopment in Mountain Towns, Restoring the Flow: Confronting the World's Water Woes, Ethical Water: Learning to Value What Matters Most, Cold Matters: The State and Fate of Canada’s Fresh Water, Saving Lake Winnipeg, Flood Forecast: Climate Risk and Resiliency in Canada, Storm Warning: Water and Climate Security in a Changing World and North America in the Anthropocene. He is also a co-author of The Columbia River Treaty: A Primer, The Climate Nexus: Water, Food, Energy and Biodiversity in a Changing World and The Hard Work of Hope: Climate Change in the Age of Trump. Robert lives in Canmore, Alberta.