With collaboration between the Council of the Great Lakes Region, Pollution Probe and Lambton College, the proposed project is focused on continuing the development of an artificial intelligence visualization tool to enable users to select growth constraints and visualize resulting changes to watershed health, predict how watersheds will evolve over time and prescribe actions to protect them. This AI tool’s purpose is to analyze historical watershed data and to predict changes to a watershed over time. Looking into water quality and the minimum and maximum of water quality thresholds.
Water quality in the watersheds of the Great Lakes are under ever-increasing pressures from population growth, urban expansion, economic development, nutrient enrichment, and climate change. We aim to develop a statistical model to understand the relative influence of anthropogenic stressors on water quality for the central Lake Ontario watershed surrounding the cities of Oshawa, Whitby, and Ajax.
In Canada, the transportation sector is the second largest greenhouse gas (GHG) emitter and a large contributor to air pollution emissions, which can cause significant health impacts. Since electric vehicle (EV) does not generate any exhaust emissions, introducing EVs can bring health and climate co-benefits to society. From a life cycle perspective, this study will evaluate the environmental, health and economic impacts of introducing EVs in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area.
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