Essay Contest: How can we improve Canada’s fresh water?

Are you a high school student (Grades 8–11) in Canada, who is interested in saving our fresh water supplies?

IISD Experimental Lakes Area (IISD-ELA) wants to hear from you! The world’s leading whole-lake freshwater experimentation site is asking you to come up with science-based solutions for Canada’s bodies of fresh water.

Canada is home to 20 per cent of the world’s fresh water. In celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary we want to hear from high school students about the best ways we can continue to sustainability manage our fresh water for the next 150 years.

Submission deadline: Thursday, February 17, 2017.

Two individual winners will be selected to attend the Blue Cities Conference in Toronto on May 19, 2017!

For more information, and for the complete guidelines and rubric, see below.

  • IISD-ELA essay contest information sheet (PDF)
  • IISD-ELA essay contest rubric (PDF Word)
  • IISD-ELA essay contest outline (PDF Word)
  • IISD-ELA essay contest poster (legal size PDF)iisd-ela-essay-contest-2016-page-001