Recent News

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.

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.
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