CH PhD Thesis Defence

Centre for Hydrology Ph.D. student, Chris Marsh, will defend his Ph.D. thesis, entitled Multi-scale modelling of cold regions hydrology.

Date: Monday, August 12, 2019
Time: 9 am
Place: Room 2D71 Agriculture Building.

Spring snowpack a tale of two worlds

BOW VALLEY – In the Rockies, the story of the late spring/early summer snowpack is a tale of two worlds.

In the lower elevations and the valley bottoms, the snow melted away early, while in the higher elevations it has only just begun to melt.

“There’s still lots of snow up high, but not much down low,” said snow hydrologist John Pomeroy, director of the University of Saskatchewan’s Centre for Hydrology which conducts much of its research in the Rockies.

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Clerical Assistant Opportunity with GWF/CH

TheCentre for Hydrology and Global Water Futures are hiring a Clerical Assistant located in Saskatoon, SK.

We invite applications from efficient, creative and outgoing individuals who are excited about becoming a member of the Global Water Futures and Centre for Hydrology team. Reporting to the Director of the Centre for Hydrology and Global Water Futures, as well as the Executive Research Assistant to the Director, the primary purpose of this post is the provision of vital administrative and clerical support to this dynamic centre and program.

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Digital Services Coordinator Opportunity with GIWS/GWF/CH

The Global Institute for Water Security, Centre for Hydrology and Global Water Futures are hiring a Digital Service Coordinator located in Saskatoon, SK.

Short Description:

Reporting to the GIWS/GWF Communications Specialist, the Digital Services Coordinator will be part of the GIWS/GWF Communication and Outreach team, and will ensure high quality in digital communications initiatives, including web, mobile, social media, and other digital platforms. In particular, the Co-ordinator is responsible for web renewal projects and the ongoing development, maintenance, posting, and support for the following websites:

  • Global Institute for Water Security (
  • Global Water Futures ( / )
  • Centre for Hydrology ( )

With the ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment with competing deadlines and continuous change, the Co-ordinator will work closely with the GIWS/GWF core leaders, project managers of 12 GWF user question-led projects, GIWS/GWF Young Professionals, GWF core teams, and the Centre for Hydrology’s Executive Research Assistant. The Co-ordinator will help ensure that digital content is aligned with GIWS/GWF goals, as well as with university standards and guidelines.

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USask BSc in Hydrology (4-yr and Honours) starting in 2020

The Department of Geography and Planning is pleased to announce the new BSc in Hydrology (4-yr and Honours) starting in 2020. This program will offer students excellent learning opportunities in the field of water science at the #1 Canadian university for water research!

This program will replace the existing Environmental Earth Science program offered by the Department. Students currently enrolled in the EES program may choose to switch to the Hydrology program or remain in their current program. All EES students should speak with an Academic Advisor before course registration to discuss their program and changing options.

Canada is the only G7 country without a national flood forecasting system. Experts say there’s a cost to that

Canada is the only G7 country without a nationwide flood forecasting system and, according to scientists, the absence of such a system has come at a cost.

“Damages from floods and droughts have shot through the roof,” said John Pomeroy, an expert in hydrology and the Canada Research Chair in Water Resources and Climate Change at the University of Saskatchewan.

According to Pomeroy, the total amount of money spent recovering from climate-related floods and wildfires in Canada prior to the year 2000 was about $1 billion.

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