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.

 

Royal Society of Canada Celebration of Excellence and Engagement virtual presentations will showcase Centre members

November 23 to 29, 2020

In partnership with the University of Toronto, www.utoronto.ca, the 2020 COEE will be a week-long scholarly, scientific and artistic exploration with enhanced digital engagement. Over seven days, from November 23 to November 29, over 1,000 delegates will engage in 50+ sessions featuring the insights of hundreds of scholars, artists and scientists on the key issues of our time. There will be two international symposia: the G7 Research Summit on the Future of Digital Health; and a virtual symposium organized by the University of Toronto celebrating the 100th anniversary of the discovery of insulin, exploring the legacy of this discovery, and examining its intersections with COVID-19 research.
Nearly all activities will be live, and then made available for download. Some activities will be open discussions, others will be presentations of the latest research findings followed by Q&A. However, most important is that all activities provide opportunities for engagement, learning, and the exchange of insights and experience. All are welcome, all are invited to contribute.

Dr. John Pomeroy and Centre PhD student, Carolyn Aubry-Wake will participate in the Rowmanowski Lecture at 3:30 pm, Tuesday, November 24 EST

For more information, registration, and link to the agenda, go to: https://rsc-src.ca/en/events/coee2020

 

Core Modelling Webinar Series to feature Pomeroy, Clark, and other Centre for Hydrology members

The Core Modelling Webinar Series hosted by the Core Modelling Team of the Global Water Futures program is a monthly event that will commence from September 2020. Many of the Core Modelling meetings have been on the mechanics of the work, therefore, this series will specifically highlight the major science advances from different Core Modelling Themes. The webinar series is also expected to provide opportunities for identifying and developing cross-theme linkages and collaboration with other GWF projects.

For the webinar schedule and to register, go to: https://gwf.usask.ca/events-meetings/upcoming-events/core-modelling-webinar.php#About

Virtual Book Launch – If Sylvie had Nine Lives by Leona Theis

“If Sylvie had Nine Lives chronicles the various lives of the character Sylvie, who in her ninth life ends up a PhD student in the Centre for Hydrology studying snowmelt flooding in Marmot Creek Research Basin, Kananaskis. The description of her fieldwork trip to Fisera Ridge will resonate with those who have conducted snow hydrology fieldwork in the Canadian Rockies and elsewhere. And overall, it is an engaging and enjoyable book”.
-John Pomeroy

Join Leona Theis for the virtual launch of ‘If Sylvie Had Nine Lives’

Online Cutting Edge Lecture in Science: Freshwater Futures for Canada and the World

McGill University Free Zoom event
September 24, 6pm-7pm EDT (4pm-5pm CST)

Canada and the world are facing unprecedented water-related challenges. Climate warming and human actions are altering precipitation patterns, reducing snow levels, accelerating glacier melting, intensifying floods, and increasing risk of droughts, while pollution from population growth and industrialization is degrading water systems. With such unprecedented change, it is clear that the historical patterns of water availability are no longer a reliable guide for the future.

Join Dr. John Pomeroy, winner of the 2020 Miroslaw Romanowski Medal, for a free cutting-edge lecture in science that will delve into these issues. Dr. Pomeroy will present the results of his research and show how Canada can lead the world in forecasting, preparing for and managing water futures in the face of dramatically increasing risks.

Brought to you by the Redpath Museum.

RSVP for this event here in order to receive the Zoom link.

John Pomeroy to speak at GW4 Water Security Alliance online conference

GW4 WSA PHD CON2020:
Knowledge Flow – Building Bridges between Science & Community

28-30 September, 2020
Online

A team of PhD students from across the GW4 are leading an exciting new conference. Working with the WSA and The Flow Partnership, their event will bring together practitioners working with communities across the world, and researchers, working in fields spanning climate change, water scarcity and resource management, flood risk and policy, to explore this vital ‘knowledge flow’.

View more information here.