Freshwater Alliance is hosting a webinar with guest speaker Dr. John Pomeroy on June 28 at 12 pm PT/1 pm CST/3 pm ET.
Dr. Pomeroy will discuss how the multi-national research project, Global Water Futures (GWF), is working with hundreds of researchers to deliver risk management solutions—informed by leading-edge water science—to manage water futures in Canada and other cold regions where global warming is changing landscapes, ecosystems, and the water environment. In the webinar, Dr. Pomeroy will share highlights of the research to date, and opportunities for the freshwater community to collaborate with GWF researchers.
To RSVP for the event, please visit https://www.freshwateralliance.ca/global_water_futures.
Global Water Futures (GWF) is hosting the inaugural Annual Science Meeting from June 3-6, 2018 at McMaster University and Six Nations of the Grand River.
The primary purpose of the Global Water Futures inaugural Annual Science Meeting is to provide an opportunity for all GWF researchers and affiliated highly qualified personnel to gather and share their scientific findings and other relevant activities and outcomes with GWF community and users/stakeholders. Over 360 researchers, scientists, students, stakeholders, end-users and community members from across Canada and internationally are expected to attend.
For more information, please visit the GWF Inaugural Annual Science Meeting website.
The Centre for Hydrology is proud to co-present Let’s Talk Climate & Water Science, a public event where three internationally renowned climate and water scientists will speak about leading-edge studies on climate change and its impact on extreme events and changes to the water cycle. A panel discussion with questions from the audience will follow. This event is free and open to the public.
When: May 5, 2018 | Reception: 6:30 pm | Presentations: 7:00 pm
Where: Canmore Collegiate High School Theatre
For more details, including registering for free tickets: https://lets-talk-science.eventbrite.ca
Dr Juan Ignacio Lopez Moreno, of the Pyrenean Ecology Institute of CSIC in Jaca, Spain, will present a CH seminar titled Climate Snow and Water Studies in the Pyrenees on Friday 20 April.
The Pyrenees is the largest mountain range in Spain and a good example of how climate and land use changes are affecting the hydrology of mountain headwaters and the water availability of neighbouring lowland areas.
The presentation will provide a summary of the research carried out in the Pyrenean Institute of Ecology to understand and quantify global change processes in mountain areas and its impacts on snowpack, glaciers and water resources.
The seminar will take place at 11am on Friday 20th April, in Room 1261 of the NHRC. It will also be streamed by WebEx.
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 –
Professor John Pomeroy will be presenting at a symposium titled Science in Society: Recent Initiatives and New Directions, organized by the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy to mark the launch of the Centre for the Study of Science and Innovation Policy (CSIP).
The event, which will be hosted by both the University of Regina and University of Saskatchewan, will take place on Wednesday, 8 March 2017 from 1 pm to 4 pm. The Saskatoon venue is the Prairie Room in the Diefenbaker Building.
Full details, including the registration link, are available in the event PDF.
CH’s Dr Cherie Westbrook will be presenting a talk at this month’s meeting of the Saskatoon Nature Society.
The talk, titled Looking to the Beaver for Flood and Drought Protection, will take place in Biology lecture theatre Rm 106 (near the big dinosaurs!), at 7:30 pm on Thursday, February 16th. Both members and non-members are welcome.
Dr Joe Shea, who is a Research Scientist at the U. of S. Centre for Hydrology and a
Visiting Scientist at the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) in Kathmandu, Nepal, will present a seminar titled Snow, Ice, Rivers, and Earthquakes: Himalayan Research and Life in Nepal on Monday, 6th February 2017.
The talk will describe Joe’s research experiences from 2012-2016, while working as a Research Scientist based at ICIMOD in Kathmandu.This included high mountain hydrological and meteorological monitoring, the pioneering use of unmanned aerial vehicles for glacier change detection, glacier modelling studies, and a major earthquake.
The seminar will take place at 3 p.m. on Monday 6th February, in 144 Kirk Hall.
Professor John Pomeroy has been invited to give a presentation titled Climate Change and Forest Change – The Impacts on our Waters, at the Municipal District of Bighorn’s Living in the Natural Environment event at the Cochrane RancheHouse on Friday 3rd February.
The talk will discuss the rapid changes in mountain snow and glacial regimes occurring in many parts of the world, and how this is already impacting downstream water security. It will also cover aspects of the hydrological management of mountain forests, changes observed in the Bow River Basin, and options for mitigation strategies.
More information about the event is available on the municipal district’s website and from the event poster.
CH members John Pomeroy, Howard Wheater and Bob Sandford have been asked to speak at Climate Extremes – a National Collaboration on Floods and Droughts, a workshop being organised by the Canadian Water Resources Association and Canadian Society for Hydrological Science in partnership with Environment and Climate Change Canada.
The workshop aims to explore resources, challenges and opportunities in water management related to flooding and droughts, from both Canadian and international perspectives. It is to take place in Ottawa on Friday 27th January 2017.
Registration details are available here, and a draft agenda (as of 6 December 2016) is posted here.