The Global Institute for Water Security (GIWS) Student Outreach Team was established last year to bring together U of S graduate students working on water-related research.
Now in its second active year, the team has started to increase its presence on and off campus by collaborating with other groups and engaging a greater number people in their activities.
In September, the team promoted sustainable water use by participating in World Rivers Day. The event, held in Saskatoon alongside the South Saskatchewan River, served to remind attendees of the importance of rivers in local and global ecosystems. The group also recently collaborated with the School of Environment and Sustainability Students’ Association (SENSSA) in Sustainability Week activities on campus. The Better Than Bottled event focused on reducing and eliminating bottled water use and promoting Saskatoon’s water by offering a blind taste test of both tap water and bottled water. All U of S students with research interests in water issues are invited to join the Student Outreach Team.