Executive Group

NamePositionTelephoneEmail
Howard WheaterProfessor, Canada Excellence Research Chair in Water Security, and Director, Global Institute for Water Security(306) 966-1990howard.wheater@usask.ca

College/School:


School of Environment and Sustainability

Department:


N/A

Office Location:


NHRC 1012

Fax:


(306) 966-1193

Biography:


Director of the Global Institute for Water Security and Canada Excellence Research Chair in Water Security, Howard Wheater is a world expert in hydrology and sustainable water resource management. He has extensive international experience studying and advising on flood, water resource and water quality issues, and is vice-chair of the World Climate Research Program’s GEWEX initiative and co-chair of UNESCO’s GWADI arid zone water resources program.

He is a past President of the British Hydrological Society and is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Institution of Civil Engineers and the American Geophysical Union, as well as a life member of the International Water Academy. He is currently a professor with the U of S School of Environment and Sustainability and with the College of Engineering.
  • He has published over 200 peer-reviewed papers and six books, and has won several academic awards, including Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water.
  • He holds the appointment of Distinguished Research Fellow and Emeritus Professor of Hydrology at Imperial College London where he was head of Environmental and Water Resource Engineering and the first Director of the Imperial College Environment Forum
  • Recent appointments include:
    • Member of the Alberta Environment Monitoring Panel, advising on the establishment of a world class monitoring and evaluation system for the Alberta oil sands
    • Chair of the Council of Canadian Academies Expert Panel on Sustainable Management of Water in the Agricultural Landscapes of Canada
    • Member of the Water Partner Advisory Committee advising the Premiers’ Council of the Federation Water Stewardship
    • Member of an International Court of Arbitration concerning the 1960 Indus Waters Treaty

Designations:


PhD, Civil Engineering/Hydrology, University of Bristol
Master’s in Engineering Science, Honours, University of Cambridge
Bachelor's in Engineering Science, Honours, University of Cambridge

Areas of Interest:


Hydrological processes and modelling, with applications to the management of flood risk, water resources, water quality, wastes and climate change adaptation
Lee BarbourProfessor and Industrial Research Chair (306) 966-5369lee.barbour@usask.ca

College/School:


Engineering

Department:


Civil and Geological Engineering

Office Location:


Engineering 3B32

Fax:


(306) 966-5427

Global Institute for Water Security Affiliation:


Executive; Sustainable development of natural resources

Areas of Interest:


Geotechnical/Geo-environmental: Saturated/Unsaturated Groundwater Flow and Contaminant Transport, Mine Waste Reclamation
Patricia GoberProfessor(306) 966-8677patricia.gober@usask.ca

College/School:


Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy

Office Location:


Diefenbaker Centre 156

Fax:


(306) 966-1967

Designations:


PhD, Ohio State University, 1975
MA, Ohio State University, 1972
BS Ed, University of Wisconsin, Whitewater, 1970

Global Institute for Water Security Affiliation:


Executive; Socio-hydrology

Areas of Interest:


Water policy
Sustainability science
Decision making under uncertainty
Urban systems
Human migration and population geography
Science-policy interface and stakeholder engagement
Applied climatology
Karsten Liber Director, Toxicology Centre and Professor(306) 966-1499karsten.liber@usask.ca

College/School:


School of Environment and Sustainability

Department:


N/A

Office Location:


Kirk Hall 329

Fax:


(306) 966-2298

Global Institute for Water Security Affiliation:


Executive; Sustainable development of natural resources; Naphthenic Acid
Lawrence MartzDean(306) 966-1026lawrence.martz@usask.ca

College/School:


Graduate Studies and Research

Department:


N/A

Office Location:


Administration E240

Fax:


(306) 966-1026

Biography:


Currently on leave.

Global Institute for Water Security Affiliation:


Executive; Climate change and water security
Daniel PennockAssociate Dean (Academic) & Professor(306) 966-4064dan.pennock@usask.ca

College/School:


Agriculture and Bioresources

Department:


Soil Science

Office Location:


Agriculture 2D30

Fax:


(306) 966-6881

Global Institute for Water Security Affiliation:


Executive; Climate change and water security; Land-water management and environmental change
Ingrid PickeringProfessor and Canada Research Chair in Molecular Environmental Science (306) 966-5706ingrid.pickering@usask.ca

College/School:


Arts and Science

Department:


Geological Sciences

Office Location:


Geology 330

Fax:


(306) 966-8593

Biography:


Globally recognized as an expert in environmental synchrotron science, Ingrid Pickering holds a Canada Research Chair in Molecular Environmental Science (Tier II). She is a Professor in the Department of Geological Sciences at the U of S and works extensively with the Canadian Light Source, Canada’s national syncrotron research facility located at the U of S.

She has made numerous advances and breakthroughs in the use of X-ray absorption spectroscopy to understand how metals present in the environment react in the body and find strategies to reduce or eliminate their toxic effects. Her research has provided a foundation for explaining chemical behaviour in the environment and for developing possible remediation strategies, including phytoremediation, for contaminated sites and aquatic systems.
  • Part of an international collaboration conducting a clinical trial in Bangladesh, where nearly 100 million people have been poisoned by drinking well water contaminated with natural arsenic
  • 122 publications

Designations:


PhD, Imperial College London, 1990
BA, Cambridge University, 1986

Global Institute for Water Security Affiliation:


Executive Group
Sustainable development of natural resources

Areas of Interest:


Development of new synchrotron radiation techniques
Metals and metalloids transformation in the environment
Identification of toxicologically significant compounds in vivo
John PomeroyProfessor and Canada Research Chair in Water Resources and Climate Change (306) 966-1426john.pomeroy@usask.ca

College/School:


Arts and Science

Department:


Geography and Planning

Office Location:


Kirk Hall 42

Fax:


(306) 966-1428

Biography:


John Pomeroy, Canada Research Chair in Water Resources and Climate Change in the department of geography, is recognized as a world leader in snow and cold regions hydrology and hydrological modeling. His expertise has played a role in the establishment of six major Canadian hydrology research basins in different ecological regions.

As Director of the U of S Centre for Hydrology, he is involved in several projects at the national and international level and provides advice to governments on climate change issues. On a regional level, the focus of his research is on water problems of the Prairie provinces and the North, with emphasis on the impact of climate change on Western Canada's water resources.

Designations:


PhD, Agricultural Engineering, University of Saskatchewan, 1988
BSc, Geography, University of Saskatchewan, 1983

Areas of Interest:


Hydrological processes and modelling in mountain, prairie and arctic environments
Climate change, hydrology and water resources
Snow chemistry and ecology
Droughts in the Canadian Prairies
Cold regions hydrometeorological modelling and surface-atmosphere feedbacks
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