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Research Partners


Lake Winnipeg Research Consortium Inc.


Lake Winnipeg Research Consortium Inc. (LWRC) was founded to research the water quality deterioration of Lake Winnipeg; which related to the Red River flood in 1997. LWRC set goals to perform scientific research that will help gain a better knowledge base of the biological, chemical and physical processes Lake Winnipeg needs to survive. They also strive to educate and increase the public’s awareness of the ecology and environmental problems Lake Winnipeg faces.

The Namao is a Motor Vessel (MV) which is solely owned and operated by LWRC. The MV Namao requires a crew of nine members in order to function correctly. A regular task of the MV Namao is to conduct lake-wide research on Lake Winnipeg.

Satellite images taken from 2009 to 2011 show the particles, dissolved elements and living organisms (such as algae) that are found in Lake Winnipeg. LWRC also provides annual reports from 2007 – 2010 which outline the progress made within the year with the various collaborations.