Global Institute for Water Security
Water is life. And water security - both quality and quanitity is one of the most critical issues facing our planet.
GIWS Welcomes New Director
World-leading U.S. water scientist Jay Famiglietti has been recruited to U of S as Canada 150 Research Chair in Hydrology and Remote Sensing. In addition, Famiglietti will become Executive Director of GIWS effective July 1st.
Is Canada immune to water shortages?
As a water crisis looms in Cape Town, could it happen in Canada? Distinguished Professor John Pomeroy weighs in on why a water rich nation such as Canada may not be immune to a similar water crisis.
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Best in Canada
The University of Saskatchewan has been named the top research institution in Canada and one of the top universities in the world in water resources. With the release of the 2017 Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities, we find ourselves among very best places to study, work and conduct research.
GIWS Launched 2011
Since the launch in March 2011 with a $30 million CERC grant to a remarkable $249.6 million research programme by June 2017, GIWS has been on an incredible journey and achieved exponential growth in stature.
Saskatchewan River Basin
The Saskatchewan River Basin represents a key research focus of GIWS and is a major water resource for three prairie provinces. It is recognized by the World Climate Research Program as a Regional Hydroclimate Project.