Author Ed Struzik has written an article on the loss of snow and glaciers in the Canadian Rockies and how this threatens water resources in Western Canada. The article highlights some research results from the Centre for Hydrology and allied researchers in western Canada. It is available online here.
The Partners FOR the Saskatchewan River Basin and the Canadian Water Resources Association (Saskatchewan Branch) will be holding their conference at the Delta Bessborough Hotel in Saskatoon from October 27-29, 2014.
The theme for the conference will be Long-Term Threats to the Saskatchewan River Basin.
More information is available in a PDF, on the conference web-site at www.skriverthreats.com, or contact PFSRB at email@example.com.
Research at the Fortress Mountain Snow Laboratory of the Canadian Rockies Hydrological Observatory was highlighted in a recent article in the Rocky Mountain Outlook.
The article described a day in the field with Dr Jonathan Conway, Postdoctoral Fellow with the Centre for Hydrology and his field research on the energetics of mountain snowmelt. Dr Conway’s postdoctoral research, which is supervised by Dr Warren Helgason of the Dept of Civil and Geological Engineering and Dr John Pomeroy, will advance our understanding of turbulent and radiative transfer to alpine snowpacks and glaciers. The Canadian Rockies Hydrological Observatory, funded by the Canada Foundation for Innovation, is now almost completely installed.
The unprecedented summer flooding through parts of the prairies over past weeks has prompted a series of requests for insights and comments from hydrologists. In response, CH staff have given several interviews, giving rise to the following articles and reports:
Prof. John Pomeroy:
- Moosomin World Spectator (11 Aug): Hydrology expert says future flooding may be alleviated Original
- Western Producer (18 Jul): Pay farmers to stop drainage: research chair Original / PDF
- Western Producer (17 Jul): Lake Winnipeg to get worst of flood Original / PDF
- Yorkton This Week (16 Jul): Floods show something is changing Original / PDF
- Winnipeg Free Press (12 Jul): Analysis – Manitoba at ground zero Original / PDF
- CBC TV – The National (11 Jul): Why did the prairies flood again so soon? Original
- ClimateWire (10 Jul): A spectrum of anxiety mounts as unusual weather floods North America’s farm belt Original
- CBC News Manitoba (10 Jul): Draining wetlands contributes to Prairie summer floods, says expert Original
- NewsTalk 650 (10 Jul): Original
- Globe and Mail (9 Jul): Loss of ponds, wetlands exacerbated Manitoba flooding: report Original / PDF
- Saskatoon Star Phoenix (9 Jul): Sound advice on water woes Original / PDF
- RCI – Radio Canada International (9 Jul): Weird floods “consistent with changes in climate” Original / PDF
- Politics and its Discontents (Blog) (9 Jul): Has Harper Betrayed The West? Original
- Saskatoon Star Phoenix (8 Jul): More prolonged storms a reality, researcher says Original / PDF
- Saskatoon Star Phoenix (8 Jul): Drainage contributing to flooding, expert says Original / PDF
- Regina Leader Post (8 Jul): Mandryk: Floods tells us our climate is changing Original / PDF
- CBC – The Current (8 Jul): State of Emergency: What’s the long-term solution to prairie flooding? Original
- CBC News Manitoba (8 Jul): Manitoba flooding: Next 48 hours critical, province says Original / PDF
- Ruminations (Blog) (8 Jul): Calamitous Climate Original
- PostMedia / Canada.com (7 Jul): Changing climate at root of ‘utterly unprecedented’ summer flood Original / PDF
- CBC The Morning Edition – Saskatoon (2 Jul): Expert says southeast Saskatchewan should expect more flooding Original
- CBC Saskatoon Morning (2nd July)
- 660 News Radio (30 Jun): Prairie weather part of long-term changing climate: expert Original
- Manitoba Co-operator (30 Jun): Worthwhile trade-off Original / PDF
- Manitoba Co-operator (20 Jun): Province vows to tackle southwest’s water woes Original / PDF
Dr Kevin Shook
- Calgary Herald (30 Jun): Expert sees growing trend of torrential downpours on prairies Original / PDF