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Transferring river and reservoir science to large dam renewal projects across the world

December 15, 2016

CRI scientists are developing made-in-Canada tools, technologies and methods that are transferable to governments and power utilities around the world as tens of thousands of aging dam facilities are facing infrastructure renewals.  The Mactaquac Aquatic Ecosystem Study (MAES) is a multi-million dollar, multi-year research initiative on the Saint John River in New Brunswick (the second longest river on the north eastern seaboard), focused on creating a template of approaches and methods to incorporate aquatic ecosystem science into decision-making and management of large dam review and renewal projects worldwide.

Contact: Dr. Allen Curry, Science Director, Canadian Rivers Institute, Professor of Biology and of Environmental Management at UNB and Principal Investigator, MAES project