Global Institute for Water Security
#1 in water resources research in Canada
Global Water Futures
Led by the Global Institute for Water Security, Global Water Futures is the largest and most cited freshwater research program in the world. The program will provide governments, businesses and communities with the risk management tools they need to tackle threats to Canada’s water supply and quality.
Canada 150 Research Chair
GIWS is led by Executive Director Jay Famiglietti, Canada 150 Research Chair in Hydrology and Remote Sensing, a researcher dedicated to enhancing our reputation as a global centre for science and innovation excellence.
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.