UNU-INWEH Report on Canada in the Global Water World

The final version of Canada in the Global Water World: Analysis of Capabilities report has been recently released. The report examines the capacity of Canada’s water sector with respect to meeting and helping other countries meet the water-related targets of the UN’s global sustainable development agenda.

Co-authors of this report include Centre for Hydrology director John Pomeroy and members Robert Sandford and Chris DeBeer.

To read the report click here: Canada in the Global Water World_final

Flow Forecasting & Operations Planning Engineer Opportunities at WSA

The Saskatchewan Water Security Agency is hiring a Flow Forecasting & Operations Planning Engineer located in Moose Jaw, SK.

Short Description:

Reporting to the Manager, Flow Forecasting & Operations Planning, an employee in this job will provide professional engineering expertise for forecasting stream flows for internal and external use, and for operation planning of major river systems requiring the real-time analysis, interpretation and distribution of forecasting and operations management information. This employee will also provide support to associated Water Security Agency (WSA) communication activities.

Apply by: 5:00 PM November 28, 2018

For more information visit the job posting here.

Mandryk: Politicians need to understand climate change has big local cost

“I think we are going to fail to address it in a meaningful way.” Centre for Hydrology Director, John Pomeroy speaks to the Regina Leader-Post about the local costs of climate change after the recent release of Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change (IPCC) report.

To read more visit: https://leaderpost.com/opinion/columnists/politicians-need-to-understand-climate-change-has-big-local-costs

Wildfire season: Is this the new normal?

More than 500 wildfires were still burning in B.C. in September, with the Yukon, Alberta, Ontario, Quebec, and parts of the Atlantic provinces all experiencing one of the worst fire seasons in history. Globally, wildfires in the United States, the United Kingdom, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Sweden and Australia are burning at an alarming rate.

Ash and soot from the western wildfires are coating the Athabasca Glacier in the Rocky Mountains. Credit: Greg Galloway

According to John Pomeroy, Canada Research Chair in Water Resources and Climate Change and director of the University of Saskatchewan-led Global Water Futures Program (GWF), this is a horrific year for wildfires not only in Canada but around the world.

Read more at: https://phys.org/news/2018-09-wildfire-season.html

C4H Director John Pomeroy named Fellow of RSC

John Pomeroy has been named as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada for his outstanding research efforts that have changed the field of hydrology. The Royal Society of Canada is the highest honour a scholar can achieve in the arts, humanities and sciences in Canada.

 

To learn more visit: https://news.usask.ca/articles/research/2018/record-number-of-royal-society-of-canada-fellowships-for-u-of-s—.php

Canadian water laws due for revision: expert

One of Canada’s leading experts on fresh water management says political leaders need to review laws and regulations that govern water use in the country.

John Pomeroy, the Canada Research Chair in Water Resources and Climate Change at the University of Saskatchewan, says federal and provincial water laws need to be updated to ensure that Canada is prepared for pressing water issues that will become more apparent as climate patterns continue to change.

To continue reading the full article: https://www.producer.com/2018/09/canadian-water-laws-due-for-revision-expert/