Thesis Defense: Caroline Aubry-Wake: From Process to Predictions in Hydrological Modelling of Glacierized Basins



Caroline Aubry-Wake


will defend her Ph.D. thesis, entitled



DATE:       WEDNESDAY, October 12, 2022
TIME:        8:30am (CST)
PLACE:     Online via Zoom


Passcode: 94274126
Telephone Passcode: 94274126
Meeting ID: 983 2815 0621


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.
Passcode: 648859

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, 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
– 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



will defend his M.Sc. thesis, entitled

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

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Meeting ID: 930 5381 8813
Passcode: 59333604


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:

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:

World Water Day from Canmore, AB

Valuing Mountain Water: What Water Means to You

Watch online now! (english) (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


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:

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:
General Inquiries: Stacey Dumanski, Global Water Futures Programme: