Event: Prof. John Pomeroy Presenting to United Nations

Professor John Pomeroy, Canada Research Chair in Water Resources and Climate Change at the University of Saskatchewan, and Director of the Global Water Futures Programme, will be in New York on Friday, Sept. 23, presenting to the United Nations (UN) in a high-level side event on the melting cryosphere and the ongoing threats to groundwater, streamflow and the sustainability of water resources management.

Dr. Pomeroy is a global expert on climate change in cold regions and an elected representative to the UN’s Water and Climate Coalition Steering Committee, which includes world leaders from Argentina, Canada, Netherlands, Pakistan, Switzerland, and others.

“It’s a great honour to represent academia and researchers from Saskatchewan, Canada and other cold regions around the globe on this critical issue,” said Pomeroy. “The science is clear, now we need to make real policy changes, and having the opportunity to work with the UN is a great step forward.”

This event will emphasize the importance of scientific cooperation and connecting scientific research, policy development, and action, and will develop a set of recommendations to enhance interface and interconnections among different components of the cryosphere, river basin hydrology, groundwater, and water vulnerability.

The event will be available for viewing through Zoom: 12pm – 1pm CST

Please click this URL to join. https://unicef.zoom.us/j/97175817573
Passcode: 648859

Funding for USask-led water monitoring network will help understand, manage floods, drought: director

Funding for USask-led water monitoring network will help understand, manage floods, drought: director

Pratyush Dayal
CBC News
August 22, 2022

Four research centres at the University of Saskatchewan are getting nearly $170 million in funding, and the work done at one centre is necessary for understanding and addressing a water crisis in Canada, its director says.

Read the full article here: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatoon/usask-receives-170-million-research-funding-1.6558000

USask major scientific centres awarded $170M of MSI funding

USask major scientific centres awarded $170M of MSI funding

USask News
August 19, 2022

Four flagship research centres at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) uniquely equipped to keep Canada at the forefront internationally in vaccine development, imaging science, sustainable water management and monitoring space weather have been awarded nearly $170 million.

Read the full article here: https://news.usask.ca/articles/research/2022/usask-major-scientific-centres-awarded-27-per-cent-of-msi-funding.php

USask research aims to improve water management with better streamflow forecasts

USask research aims to improve water management with better streamflow forecasts

USask News
August 8, 2022

A team led by University of Saskatchewan (USask) researcher Dr. Martyn Clark (PhD) has been awarded $180,000 over three years by Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) to improve seasonal streamflows forecasts for river basins across the country.

Read the full article here: https://news.usask.ca/articles/research/2022/usask-research-aims-to-improve-water-management-with-better-streamflow-forecasts.php

Wildfire smoke threatens longevity of UNESCO-protected glacier, study finds

Wildfire smoke threatens longevity of UNESCO-protected glacier, study finds

Daria Maystruk
The Charlatan
June 29, 2022

In 2020, Jess Duncan visited the Athabasca Glacier, part of Jasper National Park’s Columbia Icefield in Alberta, to recreate her grandmother’s photos from the late 1950s. Her photos revealed a drastic recession in the ice levels of the glacier.

Read the full article here: https://charlatan.ca/2022/06/29/wildfire-smoke-threatens-longevity-of-unesco-protected-glacier-study-finds/

Articles on Flooding in June 2022

June 12 – CBC News – Incoming Alberta rains good for farmers, unlikely to cause major flooding, says meteorologist
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/heavy-rainfall-alberta-storm-drought-relief-flooding-risk-elbow-bow-river-calgary-1.6486455

June 13 – CTV News Calgary – Banff, Canmore residents watching as rain falls, river rise
https://www.iheartradio.ca/ctv-news-content/banff-canmore-residents-watching-as-rain-falls-river-rise-1.17996107

June 13 – Global News – Calgary declares state of emergency ahead of heavy rainfall
https://globalnews.ca/news/8917154/southern-alberta-calgary-heavy-rainfall-flood-potential/

June 13 – Cochrane Now – Rainfall forecast for southern Alberta could cause some flood damage: water expert
https://cochranenow.com/articles/rainfall-forecast-for-southern-alberta-could-cause-some-flood-damage-water-expert

June 13 – National Post – Calgary declares a state of local emergency with heavy rainfall warning in effect
https://nationalpost.com/pmn/news-pmn/canada-news-pmn/rainfall-forecast-for-southern-alberta-could-cause-some-flood-damage-water-expert

June 13 – AirdrieToday.com – Snowpack in Banff, Kananaskis well above normal https://www.airdrietoday.com/beyond-local/snowpack-in-banff-kananaskis-well-above-normal-5442559

June 14 – RMOToday.com – Widespread flood damage not expected in Bow Valley
https://www.rmotoday.com/banff/widespread-flood-damage-not-expected-in-bow-valley-5477152

June 14 – The Globe and Mail – Calgary, other communities prepare for potential flooding along rain-swollen rivers
https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/alberta/article-calgary-starts-preparing-for-potential-flooding-along-bow-and-elbow/

Summer showers arrived just in time for some

Snowpack in Banff, Kananaskis well above normal

Alex McCuaig
The Western Producer
June 23, 2022

“Recent rains have come at a good time for many farmers in southern Alberta and western Saskatchewan, as a drenching precipitation switched the outlook from dire to hopeful over the course of a few days.”

Read the full article here: https://www.producer.com/news/summer-showers-arrived-just-in-time-for-some/