Recent News

News Update May 2015


Mine Overlay Site Testing Facility announcement, flood patterns and beavers, new water security training program.

$1.8 million awarded for new mine reclamation research facility


The Global Institute for Water Security has been awarded $1.8 million by Western Economic Diversification Canada to establish a research and testing facility to develop and commercialize innovative mine waste cover systems.

U of S launches training program in water security


A new U of S-led program that will train leaders to help solve Canada’s current and future water security problems has been awarded $1.65 million over six years through the Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) program of the federal Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC).

2015 GIWS Research Awards


GIWS honoured the winners of the inaugural institute research awards during World Water Day celebrations on March 20, 2015.

World Water Day 2015 Events


GIWS has planned a series of events to celebrate World Water Day and advances in water research at the U of S. The events are taking place March 20.

News Update February 2015


Water News Issue 8 now available. Citizen Snow Science. John Pomeroy on global warming and ski resorts. Howard Wheater updates on GIWS progress.

News Update January 2015


Beaver wetlands and global methane emissions, GIWS funds research into contaminated water, Ali Nazemi and Elmira Hassanzadeh work on a publication detailing a call to action for Lake Urmia, Iran before it falls victim to the Aral Sea syndrome.

News Update December 2014


Monthly News Digest: Howard Wheater discusses Saskatchewan groundwater research, GIWS Progress Report release, CCRN newsletter, Jeff McDonnell's Lab Intercomparison Project for Cryogenic Water Extraction.

GIWS Annual Progress Report now available


Our 2013 - 2014 Progress Report outlining achievements and research successes is now available.

News Update November 2014


Monthly News Digest: Water features in the Green & White, John Pomeroy and CCRN featured on The Nature of Things and CCRN publication in Watershed Science.

News Update October 2014


Monthly News Digest: GIWS welcomes new faculty member Saman Razavi, Graham Strickert recognized for public outreach and engagement and Howard Wheater featured in Bridges.

Jeffrey McDonnell elected to American Geophysical Union council


Jeffrey McDonnell, associate director of GIWS, has been elected to serve as the President of the Hydrology Section of the American Geophysical Union.

News Update September 8, 2014


The following items were listed in our September 8 GIWS This Week e-newsletter and feature our member accomplishments, activities and news.

News Update August 25, 2014


The following items were listed in our August 25 GIWS This Week e-newsletter and feature our member accomplishments, activities and news.

Real-time data aims to improve Regina and Moose Jaw drinking water


GIWS researcher Helen Baulch is leading a project that uses in-lake sensor technology to inform drinking water treatment and source water protection planning on Buffalo Pound Lake.

News Update August 5, 2014


The following items were listed in our August 5 GIWS This Week e-newsletter and feature our member accomplishments, activities and news.

News Update July 28, 2014


The following items were listed in our July 28 GIWS This Week e-newsletter and feature our member accomplishments, activities and news.

News Update July 21, 2014


The following items were listed in our July 21 GIWS This Week e-newsletter and feature our member accomplishments, activities and news.

News Update July 14, 2014


The following items were listed in our July 14 GIWS This Week e-newsletter and feature our member accomplishments, activities and news.

News Update July 7, 2014


The following items were listed in our July 7 GIWS This Week e-newsletter and feature our member accomplishments, activities and news.

Re-establishing wetlands may decrease flood damage


According to a report released by GIWS members through the Centre for Hydrology, saving wetlands may help a lot more than just ducks - it may save infrastructure and communities from the ravages of floods.
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