Recent 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.

Spring 2014 member awards and accolades

GIWS members have been on the receiving end of many awards lately. Here's a listing of recent scholarships and awards won by our members and student members.

Downstream drama

In February 2014, GIWS and the U of S Department of Drama took research results to the stage with an interactive play, Downstream. Now, researchers are hoping to develop a blueprint that could be used to mobilize research knowledge for a variety of disciplines.

Research spotlight on Tobacco Creek

This story on Tobacco Creek was featured in the Spring 2014 edition of our newsletter Water News.

Howard Wheater featured in environmental e-magazine

GIWS executive director was recently featured as an expert on water issues in the SUEZ environnement e-magazine.

GIWS releases groundwater and hydrogeology research report

A report by the Global Institute for Water Security presents the first comprehensive survey of the state of groundwater and hydrogeological research in Saskatchewan and outlines the steps required to develop and protect this resource.

The drama of water research

The play Downstream communicates water research results in a new and entertaining way. The performance, put on by GIWS, SENS and the Department of Drama, toured through Saskatchewan and Alberta Feb 18 - 24, 2014.

GIWS Progress Report 2011 - 2013 now available

The Global Institute for Water Security's Progress Report covers the period from our launch in March 2011 to December 2013. It discusses our research programs in-depth and highlights our member achievements to-date.

Fedoruk Centre awards $460K to GIWS researchers

Three University of Saskatchewan researchers received $460,000 from the Sylvia Fedoruk Canadian Centre for Nuclear Innovation.

World-renowned U of S toxicologist receives national honour

Giesy will receive the Royal Society of Canada's Miroslaw Romanowski Medal, one of Canada's top honours for environmental scientists.

John Pomeroy to be featured on Discovery Channel program

John Pomeroy, Canadian Research Chair in Water Resources and Climate Change and director of the University of Saskatchewan's Centre for Hydrology, will be featured in the August 26th episode of Discovery Channel's Daily Planet.

Pomeroy named a fellow of the American Geophysical Union

University of Saskatchewan Hydrologist and Canada Research Chair (CRC) John Pomeroy has been named a fellow of the American Geophysical Union (AGU).

U of S engineering professor receives national recognition

Lee Barbour, an oil sands reclamation expert at the U of S and a professor in the Department of Civil and Geological Engineering, has been elected a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE).