Federal Government Announces Major Investment in U of S Water Research
|Monique Dubé (above) and Todd Pugsley (below)|
Today in Ottawa on World Water Day, Canada's Environment Minister Jim Prentice announced federal investment of $750,500 to the University of Saskatchewan for water research, as well as in-kind support of $1.5 million from Environment Canada.
A U of S research team, led by Canada Research Chair Monique Dubé and Special Advisor on Energy Todd Pugsley, will develop software that can be used as a tool to help energy developers make environmentally responsible decisions on power plant locations by determining impact on water quantity and quality in the area. Once developed, the software will be marketed to utility companies, power generation equipment suppliers, and governments.
The research will be conducted in collaboration with Richard Robarts, Director of the GEMS/Water Programme, a United Nations Environment Programme internationally renowned as the primary source for data on freshwater quality throughout the world.
The U of S funding is part of a $3.75-million investment in water research announced today for both the U of S and the University of Lethbridge.
Click here to read the federal announcement news release and backgrounder:http://www.ec.gc.ca/default.asp?lang=En&n=714D9AAE-1&news=CA2C2F86-3A9C-4B97-BA99-C2331F99F652
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