North America

Canada/USA - Lake Winnipeg

Currently, GIWS is assisting the Canada/USA International Joint Commission’s water quality modelling work aimed at addressing major eutrophication of Lake Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

USA – National Science Foundation (Patricia Gober)

Patricia Gober is currently co-chairing the USA National Climate Assessment Adaptation and Hazards Indicators Team and also a member of the site visit committee with USA National Science Foundation to Stanford Engineering Research Center, Re-inventing the Nation’s Urban Water Infrastructure (ReNUWIt). In addition, she has served on the USA National Science Foundation Review Panel for the Interdisciplinary Behavioral and Social Science Research Competition in 2013. As an expert in her field, she was an invited speaker to the USA National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), Uncertainty in Climate Change Research: An Integrated Approach Workshop in August 2012.

USA – Oregon State University (Jeffrey McDonnell)

Jeffrey McDonnell, Associate Director, GIWS and Professor School of Environment and Sustainability was the Richardson Chair in Watershed Science and University Distinguished Professor of Hydrology at Oregon State University. His research focuses on new ways to measure, model and understand streamflow generation processes. McDonnell was the 2011 Birdsall-Driess Distinguished Lecturer for the Geological Society of America and 2012 Borland Lecturer for American Geophysical Union (AGU) Hydrology Days.

USA - US Forest Service and US Department of Energy (Jeffrey McDonnell)

Jeffrey McDonnell has a forestry-based project funded by the US Forest Service and US Department of Energy at the Savannah River Site in South Carolina, examining cellulosic biofuel production impacts on water quality and quantity.

USA – University of California at Davis (Angela Bedard-Haugn)

Angela Bedard-Haughn, Department of Soil Science spent her sabbatical as a visiting scientist to the Pacific Agri-Food Research Centre (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada) in Summerland, BC, Canada and at University of California – Davis, USA. In both locations, the emphasis of her research was on using digital soil mapping techniques to predict the distribution of hydric soils in the hummocky prairie landscape, to facilitate scaling (down and up).  Angela also served as an Expert Reviewer for the 2012 and 2013 Supplements to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Guidelines on National Greenhouse Gas Inventories: Wetlands, IPCC Task Force on National Greenhouse Gas Inventories.