Global Water Futures
Water is life.Water security - both quality and quantity - is one of the most critical issues facing our planet. Our institute is involved in interdisciplinary research to help protect this precious resource.
Global Water Futures
The Canada First Research Excellence Fund awarded the University of Saskatchewan $77.8M in funding to promote water research in its Global Water Futures initiative.
Change in cold regions
Housed at GIWS, the Changing Cold Regions Network (CCRN) is developing the tools and scientific understanding to manage rapid change in the cold interior of western Canada.
Global Water FuturesThe Sept. 6 announcement of $77.8M in funding for the Global Water Futures project has been met with enthusiastic coverage from both local and national media.
New water science
Howard Wheater, Canada Excellence Research Chair in Water Security and director, GIWS, discusses the new research approach needed to address the pressing challenges of water security.
Saskatchewan River Basin
The Saskatchewan River Basin represents a key research focus of GIWS and is recognized by the World Climate Research Program as a Regional Hydroclimate Project.
- M. B. Masud, M. N. Khaliq, H. S. Wheater, Future Changes to Drought Characteristics over the Canadian Prairie Provinces based on NARCCAP multi‑RCM Ensemble, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, June 2016, DOI 10.1007/s00382-016-3232-2
- C. M. DeBeer et al., Recent Climatic, Cryospheric, and Hydrological Changes over the Interior of Western Canada: A Review and Synthesis, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, April 2016. 20, 1573-1598, doi:10.5194/hess-20-1573-2016, 2016.
- Patricia Gober et al., Outdoor Water Use as an Adaptation Problem: Insights from North American Cities, Water Resources Management , Volume 30, Issue 3, pp 899-912. DOI 10.1007/s11269-015-1205-6
- Jasechko, S., Kirchner, J., Welker, J., McDonnell, J., Substantial Proportion of Global Streamflow Less Than Three Months Old, Nature Geoscience, February 2016, Volume 9, Issue 2, pp 126–129. DOI 10.1038/ngeo2636
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