The new Canmore premises occupied by CH’s Coldwater Laboratory held a A “Grand Opening” of over the 4th and 5th of May 2017.
Events included an Open House at the lab on both days, a book-reading by CH member and author Bob Sandford, and a reception and Science Town Hall at the Opera House, attended by the Honourable Shannon Phillips, Alberta Minister of Environment and Parks and Minister Responsible for the Climate-Change Office.
The opening of the new facility, and also of the new Global Water Futures research program which has enabled the move, was covered by several news outlets –
The major new Global Water Futures research program, to which CH is a major contributor, has posted nine opportunities for Post-Doctoral Fellowships (PDFs) related to hydrology and water resources.
PDFs are sought in three main areas of interest:
- Hydrological & Water Quality Forecasting (5 positions, in flood forecasting, seasonal and drought forecasting, data assimilation, river-ice modelling and water quality)
- Climate and Diagnostic Hydrological & Water-Quality Modelling (2 positions, in climate-change and hydrological modelling)
- Water Resources Modelling (2 positions)
More details are available here.
A presentation delivered by CH Post-Doctoral Fellow Nic Wayand (on behalf of CH co-authors Chris Marsh and John Pomeroy) at the Western Snow Conference in Boise, ID in April was awarded the meeting’s overall Best Paper prize.
The talk, titled Evaluating the impact of blowing snow and avalanche redistribution on modelling alpine snowpack and snowcovered area over the Canadian Rockies, explored the importance of including metrics describing the redistribution of snow by wind and avalanches in snowpack models, and the potential of high-resolution remotely-sensed imagery to provide information against which to validate efforts to do so.
Many congratulations to Nic and his CH colleagues!