Our webinars have been quite popular with members and nonmembers alike. All of our webinars are available for viewing on our YouTube channel.
On January 14, 2021, Jasmin Boisvert presented a webinar entitled “Flooding in New Brunswick: Cause and Effect“. Jasmin is a water resources specialist with the N.B. Department of Environment and Local Government and works in the Hydrology Centre as part of the N.B. River Watch team. Since joining the Department in 2016, he has primarily been working on the province’s flood hazard mapping initiatives, updating the province’s flood forecasting/modelling tools, and providing advice and expertise related to provincial water resources.
On November 30, 2020, Eric Luiker presented a webinar entitled “Understanding Lake Water Quality: First Steps for Grand Lake, New Brunswick“. Eric is an experienced aquatic ecologist, and fish biologist. He has investigated water quality in lakes and rivers in 8 provinces (including Labrador), and in the high Arctic in Nunavut. Eric kindly led our Association’s volunteer water quality observation program during the summer of 2020.
On July 16, 2020 we held our first webinar entitled “Cyanobacteria in New Brunswick: Understanding Toxicity” given by Dr. Janice Lawrence, a UNB professor of biology. Dr. Lawrence is currently investigating the distribution of toxin-producing cyanobacteria in New Brunswick waterbodies using genetic tools.