Global Institute for Water Security

Water is life.

Water security - both quality and quantity - is one of the most critical issues facing our planet. Our institute is involved in interdisciplinary research to help protect this precious resource.

Work and study here

Whether you're looking for employment opportunities, or want to study and learn in one of the strongest interdisciplinary water research communities in the world, the U of S is the place for you.

Change in cold regions

Housed at GIWS, the Changing Cold Regions Network (CCRN) is developing the tools and scientific understanding to manage rapid change in the cold interior of western Canada.



Member research spotlight

PhD student Jaivime Evaristo was the lead author on a 2015 paper published in the journal Nature that lends new insight into the water cycle.

New water science

Howard Wheater, Canada Excellence Research Chair in Water Security and director, GIWS, discusses the new research approach needed to address the pressing challenges of water security.

Saskatchewan River Basin

The Saskatchewan River Basin represents a key research focus of GIWS and is recognized by the World Climate Research Program as a Regional Hydroclimate Project.

Recent Publications

For a database of member publications, click here.