Global Water Futures

"Global Water Futures: Solutions to Water Threats in an Era of Global Change" is a University of Saskatchewan-led research program that is funded in part by a $77.8-million grant from the Canada First Excellence Research Fund. The aim is to transform the way communities, governments and industries in Canada and other cold regions of the world prepare for and manage these increasing water-related threats.

Global Water Futures

The Canada First Research Excellence Fund awarded the University of Saskatchewan $77.8M in funding to promote water research in its Global Water Futures initiative.

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.



Global Water Futures

The Sept. 6 announcement of $77.8M in funding for the Global Water Futures project has been met with enthusiastic coverage from both local and national media.

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.