Jeffrey McDonnell elected to American Geophysical Union council

Jeffrey McDonnell elected to American Geophysical Union council

Jeffrey McDonnell, associate director of GIWS, has been elected to serve as the President of the Hydrology Section of the American Geophysical Union.

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Return of the beavers

Return of the beavers

GIWS members Colin Whitfield, Helen Baulch, Cherie Westbrook and Sun Chun's research paper on beaver-mediated methane emissions was featured in national and international media for it's findings that the growth in beaver habitat has established valuable habitat area.

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Balancing Act

Balancing Act

This article first appeared in the Fall 2014 edition of the U of S alumni magazine The Green and White

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Water worlds

Water worlds

This article originally appeared in the Fall 2014 issue of the U of S alumni magazine, the Green and White

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People and water: A dynamic relationship

People and water: A dynamic relationship

This article first appeared in the Fall 2014 edition of the U of S alumni magazine The Green and White

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Water research and the U of S: A natural fit

Water research and the U of S: A natural fit

This article originally appeared in the Fall 2014 issue of the U of S alumni magazine, the Green and White

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Prairie flooding: Preparing for the unpredictable

Prairie flooding: Preparing for the unpredictable

This article first appeared in the Fall 2014 issue of the U of S alumni magazine The Green and White

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Preserving Saskatchewan's prairie jewel

Preserving Saskatchewan's prairie jewel

This article first appeared in the Fall 2014 issue of the U of S alumni magazine The Green and White

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Real-time data aims to improve Regina and Moose Jaw drinking water

Real-time data aims to improve Regina and Moose Jaw drinking water

GIWS researcher Helen Baulch is leading a project that uses in-lake sensor technology to inform drinking water treatment and source water protection planning on Buffalo Pound Lake.

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Re-establishing wetlands may decrease flood damage

Re-establishing wetlands may decrease flood damage

According to a report released by GIWS members through the Centre for Hydrology, saving wetlands may help a lot more than just ducks - it may save infrastructure and communities from the ravages of floods.

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Spring 2014 member awards and accolades

GIWS members have been on the receiving end of many awards lately. Here's a listing of recent scholarships and awards won by our members and student members.

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Downstream Drama

Downstream Drama

In February 2014, GIWS and the U of S Department of Drama took research results to the stage with an interactive play, Downstream. Now, researchers are hoping to develop a blueprint that could be used to mobilize research knowledge for a variety of disciplines.

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Research spotlight on Tobacco Creek

The Tobacco Creek Model Watershed is located in south-central Manitoba and is an important site for Global Institute for Water Security researchers studying the effects of agricultural Beneficial Management Practices (BMPs) on hydrology and biogeochemical cycles.

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GIWS releases groundwater and hydrogeology research report

A report by the Global Institute for Water Security presents the first comprehensive survey of the state of groundwater and hydrogeological research in Saskatchewan and outlines the steps required to develop and protect this resource.

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Downstream marries water research and performance art

Downstream marries water research and performance art

The play Downstream communicates water research results in a new and entertaining way. The performance, put on by GIWS, SENS and the Department of Drama, toured through Saskatchewan and Alberta Feb 18 - 24, 2014.

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U of S awarded $800,000 from CFI to help address Saskatchewan river basin water challenges

Institute researchers have received federal funding to provide infrastructure upgrades at sites within the Saskatchewan River Basin.

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U of S researchers lead the way on climate change

GIWS will lead a new network of researchers focused on understanding and managing the effects of extreme climate on the Canadian prairies and in other cold western Canadian regions.

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GIWS awarded NSERC funding

The Global Institute for Water Security is the recipient of NSERC funding to address climate issues in the cold region of Canada.

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Co-operation key to solving water issues

Co-operation key to solving water issues

There's a need to bring people together to address these problems, says Wheater.

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Water and agriculture in Canada: Towards sustainable management of water resources

Water and agriculture in Canada: Towards sustainable management of water resources

An expert panel convened by the Council of Canadian Academies has found that water and land resources in Canada can be more sustainably managed by developing forward-thinking policies and effective land and water management strategies, adopting effective governance mechanisms, and harnessing technological advancements.

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