Canada Excellence Research Chair in Water Security

The Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) program is an initiative of the Government of Canada that aims to attract world experts to Canada and position Canada as a global leader in research and innovation.  
In May 2010, the University of Saskatchewan was awarded $10 million over seven years from the federal program to establish a CERC in Water Security and launch a world-leading water research and training centre. This $10 million commitment was matched by the Government of Saskatchewan and the University of Saskatchewan for a total of $30 million.

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Environment Canada

The Global Institute for Water Security and Environment Canada have established a formal partnership with the goal of advancing innovation and high-quality water science research. As part of this partnership, the Global Institute for Water Security is co-located with Environment Canada’s National Hydrology Research Centre in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

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Saskatchewan Research Council

Saskatchewan Research Council (SRC) is a strong supporter of the research and development component of the water sciences field and has a history of research partnerships with the University of Saskatchewan. SRC has committed to provide in-kind research, facility sharing and equipment to the Global Institute for Water Security.