Decision-Support Tool Data for Lake Erie and Lake Ontario

To create this decision support tool, we undertook extensive literature review on how decision support systems/tools are developed and utilized related to large lake basin management. We identified key components of decision support framework and established process to develop a decision-support framework followed by a systematic tool. Furthermore, we held a workshop and stakeholder consultation to refine and further seek stakeholder inputs. To help steer the research outputs and outcomes, we are focusing on the co-creation of decision support tools to manage two major nutrient inputs: agricultural inputs and Combined Sewer Overflows (CSOs). It is imperative to obtain relevant stakeholders and decision-makers data, therefore, we sought memberships from the following working group (some already confirmed). 1. Successfully established membership in Conservation Halton as Board of Director for the year 2019-2022. This membership allows access to key Lake Ontario stakeholders and senior executives who are responsible for making decisions related to Lake Ontario. It is expected that valuable stakeholder ranking data (through Delphi methodology) will be obtained in the coming weeks.

  1. Other groups that Highly Qualified Personnel has joined include Lake Erie Working Group, the Agriculture and Rural Affairs Advisory Committee, and the International Joint Commission. We continue to attend stakeholder meetings and obtained critical data that will form inputs to developing decision support framework. As an outcome of such meetings, additional stakeholders were identified, and interviews were conducted with farming communities. We established the use of Delphi method with a panel of stakeholders to formulate hypothesis related to agriculture and CSO and their relative ranking in the group setting. Currently, we are making headway progress in establishing a Driver–Pressure–State–Impact Response (DPSIR)-based decision-analysis framework at Lake Erie and Lake Ontario scale.
Metadata Access
Creator Krantzberg, Gail; Jawed, Zobia
Publisher Canadian Cryospheric Information Network
Contributor Polar Data Catalogue
Publication Year 2019
Rights Research programs, CCIN, or ArcticNet take no liability for the use or transmission of this data
OpenAccess true
Contact gwf-uw(at); pdc(at)
Language English
Format Computer file
Discipline Environmental Research
Spatial Coverage (-83.513W, 41.405S, -75.800E, 44.729N)
Temporal Coverage Begin 2019-06-01T00:00:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2020-11-30T00:00:00Z