Media Advisory
 
January 9, 2015
 
Expert to present science behind the Ajax waterfront algae issue
Public invited to special evening and Q & A with Dr. Martin T. Auer

Dr. Auer, author of the Phosphorus Provenance and Cladophora Growth in Lake Ontario Report which links the algae issue plaguing the Ajax waterfront to the Duffin Creek Water Pollution Control Plant, will explain what’s causing the algae issue along the Ajax waterfront and how it can prevented.
 
When: Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 7 p.m.
 
Where: Ajax Town Hall, Council Chambers – 65 Harwood Ave. S
 
For more information and to read the Phosphorus Provenance and Cladophora Growth in Lake Ontario Report, visit: ajax.ca/wpcp or saveourwaterfrontnow.com.
 
About Dr. Auer
Dr. Auer is a Professor of Environmental Engineering at Michigan Technological University who has been conducting research in respect to algae in the Great Lakes since 1979. He has conducted research and published papers regarding water quality issues in all five Great Lakes and currently has ongoing studies in Lakes Huron, Michigan, and Ontario.
 
Dr. Auer was a member of a 2006 working group assembled to provide technical information in contemplation of the Annex to the 2012 Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement and chaired the subgroup on phosphorus and algae (cladophora) in the Great Lakes. He was recently invited to participate in a working group by Environment Canada / United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) to develop new phosphorus loading targets for Lake Erie.
 
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Media Contact:
Rachael Wraith, Senior Communications Officer, 905-619-2529, ext. 3325 or cell: 289-314-4992.