AGU Event – Walter B. Langbein Lecture

The Walter Langbein Lecture is presented annually. It recognizes lifetime contributions of a senior scientist to the science of hydrology or unselfish cooperation in hydrologic research. The award is named to honor the life and work of hydrologist Walter B. Langbein.

Join us in honouring this year’s recipient, GWF Executive Director John Pomeroy. His lecture, Cold Regions Process Hydrology: Principles, Processes, Management and Prospects, reviews advances in cold regions hydrology and shows how this influences water supply in many parts of the world. The impact of climate warming on the loss of cold and on hydrology is emphasized.

14:30 CST – Introduction, Business Discussion, and Award
15:00 CST – Lecture: Cold Regions Process Hydrology: Principles, Processes, Management and Prospects – John W. Pomeroy
15:45 CST – Q&A

AGU attendees may watch this lecture online at https://www.agu.org/Fall-Meeting, or in Convention Center – New Orleans Theater A H24A for those attending in-person.

Event: Climate Change and Freshwater Sustainability: A Saskatchewan Perspective after COP26

Climate Change and Freshwater Sustainability: A Saskatchewan Perspective after COP26

Dr. John Pomeroy (PhD)
Canada Research Chair in Water Resources and Climate Change
Distinguished Professor, Dept. of Geography & Planning
Director:
– CFREF Global Water Futures Programme
– USask Centre for Hydrology
– USask Coldwater Laboratory, Canmore, Alberta

Date: Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM (CST)
Location: Online via Zoom

Speaker’s biography
Dr. John Pomeroy (PhD) is director of the Global Water Futures Programme, the largest university-led freshwater research project in the world. At the University of Saskatchewan (USask), he is the Canada Research Chair in Water Resources and Climate Change, Distinguished Professor of Geography, and director of the USask Centre for Hydrology. His primary research interests are in cold regions hydrology and water quality with an emphasis on snow redistribution and ablation processes, hydrometeorology and the development of novel observational and modelling techniques. Dr. Pomeroy has authored more than 350 research articles and several books that have been cited more than 20,000 times. He is a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan.

Register online for this free public lecture. A Q&A discussion will follow the talk.

Thesis Defense – Jacob (Cob) Staines

DEPARTMENT OF GEOGRAPHY AND PLANNING

NOTICE OF THESIS DEFENSE

JACOB (COB) STAINES
will defend his M.Sc. thesis, entitled
AN EXAMINATION OF SPATIAL RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN TREES AND SNOW IN A COLD REGIONS MONTANE FOREST

DATE:   TUESDAY, September 28, 2021
TIME:    1:00 P.M.
PLACE: Online via Zoom

 To Join Zoom Meeting
https://usask-ca.zoom.us/j/93053818813?pwd=bTBYUlQ4ekdKcHU3dThqNW95U2UyZz09
Meeting ID: 930 5381 8813
Passcode: 59333604

EVERYONE IS INVITED TO ATTEND!!!

Announcing the WCRP Climate Research Forum for the North and Central America, the Caribbean and Greenland Region

11 May 2021, 15:00 – 17:30 Eastern Daylight Time (19:00 – 21:30 UTC) – Online

The World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) local organizing committee for the North and Central America, Caribbean and Greenland region, warmly invite you to the upcoming WCRP Climate Research Forum on “Climate research priorities for the next decade.”

This Forum will begin with an overview of WCRP from the Chair and Vice Chair of the WCRP Joint Scientific Committee (the scientific steering body of WCRP), Detlef Stammer and Helen Cleugh, followed by three invited talks on:

  1. Perspectives on the role, benefits and science imperatives of the WCRP
  • Climate information needs from a user/policy maker perspective. Roberto Sánchez-Rodríguez, El Colegio de la Frontera Norte, Mexico.
  • Earth system observations for assessing climate-related risks. Susann Tegtmeier, University of Saskatchewan, Canada.
  • Advances and challenges in global and regional climate modeling. Andreas Prein, National Center for Atmospheric Research, United States.

This will be followed by a moderated discussion session that will include short presentations on:

  1. Collaboration activities in the region
  • The Precipitation Prediction Grand Challenge, Louis W. Uccellini, NOAA, National Weather Service, United States.
  • Understanding and Predicting Water Futures in an Era of Global Change. John Pomeroy, University of Saskatchewan, Canada.
  • IAI’s strategic priorities in global change research, with a focus on climate and water. Anna Stewart, Executive Director, Inter American Institute for Global Change Research (IAI).
  • The changing cryosphere in a warming climate, Dorthe Dahl-Jensen, Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, and the Centre for Earth Observation Science, University of Manitoba, Canada.

This is the third in a series of online Climate Research Forums, aimed at exchanging ideas, discussing new activities and opportunities being developed by WCRP, and exploring ways that our climate science community of scientists, partner programs, funders, and end-users can engage towards building “a world that uses sound, relevant, and timely climate science to ensure a more resilient present and sustainable future for humankind.” The Forum is without charge and is open to all, but we do ask that you register your interest.

Further information and details of how to register can be found at:

https://www.wcrp-climate.org/crf-events/crf-ncacg-may2021

Upcoming Webinar – Clean & Reliable Water Matters

Creative Solutions for a New World
Climate and Artist Series, Season 3

Clean & Reliable Water Matters
Dr. John Pomeroy, Terry Duguid, MP, Oliver Brandes and Bob Sandford

Wednesday, May 5, 11am-noon Pacific Time

Water is life. A secure and reliable supply of water is essential for all life forms.

This webinar will demonstrate that water is becoming increasingly insecure and unreliable due to climate change and increased demand by a growing population. Although a global challenge, this webinar will demonstrate the nature of this risk in Canada and how governments and communities are rising to the challenge.

For more information and to register for the live webinar and free video replays, go to: https://creativelyunited.org/climate-artists-series/

World Water Day from Canmore, AB

Valuing Mountain Water: What Water Means to You

Watch online now!

https://youtu.be/4BbaXJtJZQA (english)
https://youtu.be/nRJFcwtgBa4 (french)

With special guests:

Mayor John Borrowman, Mayor of Canmore

Terry Duguid, Parliamentary Secretary for the Canada Water Agency

Anil Mishra, Chief of Hydrological Systems and Water Scarcity, United Nations Education, Science and Cultural Organisation, Paris

Berit Arheimer, Professor, Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute & President, International Association of Hydrological Sciences

John Pomeroy, Director of Global Water Futures, Centre for Hydrology, Canmore

Caroline Aubry-Wake, Graduate Student, Centre for Hydrology, Canmore

Alain Pietroniro, Professor, University of Calgary & GWF Core Modelling Co-lead

Louise Arnal, Postdoctoral Fellow, Centre for Hydrology, Canmore

Bob Sandford, Global Water Futures Chair of Water & Climate Security, United Nations Institute for Water and Environmental Health

and

Martyn Clark, Professor, Centre for Hydrology, Canmore & GWF Core Modelling Co-lead

 

Western Canada AquaHacking tech startup information session

Calling all Global Water Futures and University of Saskatchewan students, post-docs or recent grads passionate about water issues!

On March 25, we’re co-hosting an information session about the Western Canada AquaHacking Challenge: a tech startup competition presented by the Okanagan Basin Water Board and Aqua Forum for solving freshwater issues.

As an AquaHacking competitor, you’ll receive training on how to transform an idea into reality so you and your team can make a real impact on water issues impacting communities and watersheds across Western Canada. Finalist teams are awarded with seed funding (up to $20K!) to launch their water tech startup.

Join GWF Director, Dr. John Pomeroy, and members of the AquaHacking Alumni network to hear how you can get involved in the Western Canada 2021 AquaHacking Challenge.

Click on the link to sign up for the information session: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUqduqvqT8uHdN4SxuK1zAlWsAKaqhGWZ96

Virtual Gallery Opening – Canada, Russia and the UK collaborate

Global Water Futures and Rossotrudnichestvo (Russian Culture House) invite you to:

Cold Regions Warming
Documenting Circumpolar Climate Change and Impacts on Freshwater

Join us for the virtual gallery opening of the Cold Regions Warming Exhibition at Rossotrudnichestvo, London.

Thursday, 17 December 2020
10-11 am MST | 11-12 am CST | 12-1 pm EST | 5-6 pm GMT

The Cold Regions Warming exhibit is a collaboration between artist Gennadiy Ivanov, John Pomeroy, Director of Global Water Futures programme, and Trevor Davies, University of East Anglia. The exhibit presents an art-science perspective on climate change threats to the vast cold regions shared by Russia and Canada.

This event will feature remarks by:
His Excellency, Mr. Andrei Kelin, Russian Ambassador to UK
Her Excellency, Madam Janice Charette, the High Commissioner for Canada to UK
Anton Chesnokov, Director of Russian Culture House UK
Distinguished Prof., John Pomeroy, Director of Global Water Futures Programme
Gennadiy Ivanov, Norwich Art Gallery, UK
Prof. Trevor Davies, University of East Anglia

Register Here

About the Cold Regions Warming Exhibition

Cold Regions Warming presents an art-science perspective on the climate change threats to the vast cold regions shared by Russia and Canada. The burning forests, thawing permafrost, melting glaciers and declining snow and ice cover are damaging the natural capital of the vast boreal and arctic ecosystems that support our economies and the Arctic Ocean. A rescue will require an immediate mobilization for a great common endeavour, on a scale that vastly exceeds that for any previous great cause in human history.
“Gennadiy Ivanov’s paintings have a distinctive communicative power. Within the raw energy of colour and motion, Gena captures his subject with elements of pure stillness – an absolute likeness suggesting sensations or emotions that are instantly recognisable. This immediacy gives Ivanov’s work an unusually broad appeal, as audiences are drawn to paintings that are brilliantly beautiful and perfectly legible.”

– Representative office of the Rossotrudnichestvo in Great Britain

Cold Regions Warming Exhibit Catalogue

Event Contact:
Event Logistics: Stephanie Merrill, Global Water Futures Programme: stephanie.merrill@usask.ca
General Inquiries: Stacey Dumanski, Global Water Futures Programme: stacey.dumanski@usask.ca

Upcoming Webinar- Climate Change and Future Flooding: A Case Study of Calgary’s Bow and Elbow River Basins

Natural Resources, Canada
Presenter: Dr. John Pomeroy

Friday, December 11, 2020
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. MST (12:00 p.m. – 13:00 p.m. CST)

Abstract:
While increases in precipitation and temperature have been observed across Canada in the last half-century and are predicted for the future as climate change proceeds, there is still little understanding of how climate change will affect future streamflow and flooding in Canada due to the complexity of meteorological, hydrological, and water management aspects of flooding. This project modelled the historical and future changes in the flow frequencies of the Bow and Elbow river basins above Calgary to better understand how natural processes and reservoir management contribute to river flow and flood frequency estimates and how they can be expected to change with a changing climate through the 21st C. In this webinar geared toward technical experts, Dr. John Pomeroy will present the case study and methodology for incorporating climate change into flood frequency and water supply estimates, including a blueprint for applying these lessons in river basins across Canada.

For more information and to register for this workshop, go to: https://climateriskinstitute.ca/2020/05/20/webinar-climate-change-and-future-flooding-a-case-study-of-calgarys-bow-and-elbow-river-basins/

View the poster here.

Cold Regions Warming – art exhibit virtual tour

Climate change: art with Russian roots helps Canadian scientists
Representative Office of Rossotrudnichestvo in Great Britain

An exhibition of art by Gennady Ivanov opened in London, as part of an international multimedia project “Transitions”. The artist, born in Russia and raised in Belarus, presented works that help viewers visualize the impact of climate change on the cold regions of Russia and Canada. The project also includes a meeting with climate scientists John Pomeroy and Trevor Davis. Both the artist and the scientists emphasize that human-induced climate change is a greater challenge to humanity than the Covid-19 pandemic.

View the full article and watch the tour here.