Zebra Mussels Are Here, Now How Do We Adapt?

Last Updated: 2015/11/02 08:35:01 AM

Targetted Zebra Mussel workshops added to International Aquatic Species Conference coming to Winnipeg

A prestigious international conference on aquatic invasive species, coming to Winnipeg, is planning on adding zebra mussel-specific workshops to the agenda. The Manitoba Environmental Industries Association (MEIA) welcomes the 19th International Conference on Aquatic Invasive Species (ICAIS), April 14-16, 2016.

“Now that zebra mussels are here, it’s time to deal with the situation as best we can,” says Margo Shaw, Executive Director of the MEIA. “This international conference normally includes zebra mussels but because it is coming to Manitoba, we are planning to add extra workshops to look at ways we can adapt.”

In conjunction with the Invasive Species Centre, the MEIA has been chosen to co-host the ICAIS for the first time in western Canada. This conference series is widely considered the most comprehensive international forum on aquatic invasive species and typically attracts more than 400 participants from over 30 countries around the world.

Sessions and presentations will look at ways to control, monitor and slow the spread of many aquatic invasive species, and include new technologies, the latest research, accumulated scientific knowledge, policy and legislation, and raising awareness.

“Looking at adaptation, prevention and potential solutions is the goal, including developing and understanding new technologies,” says Shaw.

Registrations are now open for The19th International Conference on Aquatic Invasive Species to be held at the Fort Garry Hotel, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, April 10-14, 2016.

The Manitoba Environmental Industries Association is the representative for the dynamic and rapidly growing environmental and cleantech sectors in our province.

For more information on the conference and the environmental and cleantech industries in Manitoba, visit www.meia.mb.ca, or call 204-783-7090.