Global Institute for Water Security
Leader in water research for the world's cold regions
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 leads Global Water Futures program
Global Water Futures: Solutions to Water Threats in an Era of Global Change is a University of Saskatchewan-led research program that is funded in part by a $77.8-million grant from the Canada First Excellence Research Fund. The aim is to transform the way communities, governments and industries in Canada and other cold regions of the world prepare for and manage these increasing water-related threats.
For more information, visit Global Water Futures website.
Change in cold regions
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.