Recent News

GIWS Progress Report 2014 - 2015 now available


The annual GIWS Progress Report outlines the collective progress of the institute and our members.

News Update December 2015


Journal of Great Lakes Research publishes issue focusing on Lake Diefenbaker, GIWS announces three awards, NSERC CREATE website launched.

Fall Water News Available


Read through the latest edition of Water News now.

News Update November 2015


Water leadership, Canadian floods, GIWS findings on Lake Diefenbaker released, reversing Canadian 'brain drain' with Howard Wheater.

GIWS researchers explore health of Lake Diefenbaker


GIWS released findings today on the health of Lake Diefenbaker that identify water flowing in from the South Saskatchewan River as the principal factor affecting the lake’s water quality.

News Update October 2015


Disintegrating Rockies, protecting the health of Alberta's Bow River, new master's program in water security, countering climate change by honouring Treaty rights.

Jeffrey McDonnell awarded J. W. George Ivany Award for Internationalization


GIWS associate director Jeff McDonnell received the J.W. George Ivany Internationalization Award during Fall Convocation on October 24, 2015.

News Update September 2015


New Master of Water Security degree offered. Jeffrey McDonnell appointed a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. PhD student Jaivime Evaristo publishes a paper in Nature.

News Update August 2015


Jill Johnstone on how fire and insects are remaking the planet's vast boreal forest. GIWS congratulates India’s Rajendra Singh on the award of the 2015 Stockholm Water Prize.

U of S offers new master's in water security


The Master of Water Security will train students to examine concerns such as drought, climate change, flooding and water quality using a holistic approach that incorporates not only the sciences, but also the study of social dynamics and public policy.

Water Worlds


GIWS PhD student's findings in Nature lend new insight into the water cycle.

News Update July 2015


Howard Wheater, John Pomeroy, Jill Johnstone and Toddi Steelman on the summer of drought and wildfires and how to plan in an era of climate change. GIWS Dragon Boaters place second in Saskatoon races.

News Update June 2015


Howard Wheater and Helen Baulch on Buffalo Pound Water Treatment Plant's struggles with algae blooms, John Pomeroy discusses signs of drought in Western Canada, Saman Razavi wins Outstanding Reviewer award.

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.
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