The IP3 network comprised nearly 100 participants, drawn from academic institutions and government agencies throughout Canada, and from
the USA and Europe. The great majority of research activities were conducted by university faculty members, post-doctoral fellows and post-graduate students;
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outputs of the network are a suite of models, developed and enhanced in the
light of our research results to provide support for prediction of
water resources information at a range of scales. Users of these products are to
be found not only in academic institutions, but in federal and provincial
government agencies and industry. The network was provided with feedback on the
needs of users, and the operational effectiveness of its products, through the
Cold Regions Hydrology Users' Group, and a looser association of
With such diverse
and widely-distributed participation, the network required a solid
framework, as described below.
The network was guided by a
Board of Directors and a Scientific Committee, supported by the
Secretariat, with the participation of the Cold Regions Hydrology Users' Group and partner organizations.
Committee met approximately once a month, to guide and maintain the network's
focus and progress. It
was the principal co-ordinating body for the detailed scientific content of
activities within the three research themes, and managed the key week-to-week
functioning o the program as a whole.
- Terms of Reference