The WMO High Mountain Summit on 29-31 October 2019 concluded with a Call to Action and a roadmap of priority activities. The priority actions aim to support more sustainable development, disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation both in high-mountain areas and downstream.
A CWRA Webinar on the Impact of Climate Change on Canada’s Snow and Ice Resources is now available online. This is a webinar that John Pomeroy gave on March 17th as part of World Water Day.
In recent years, the daily news has been flooded with stories of water woes from coast to coast to coast.
There are melting glaciers and ice sheets in northern and western Canada and lead in drinking water in the older neighbourhoods of many cities in Canada. We see toxic blue green algae threatening pets, livestock and drinking water as well as catastrophic floods, droughts and fires.
In 2018, parts of British Columbia experienced devastating floods, followed by wildfires a couple of months later.
Our water resources are under threat from contamination, land use, urbanization and climate change. If we’re not careful, it may not be clean enough or available when we need it.
Dr. Martin Sharp, Earth and Atmospheric Professor at the University of Alberta will present a seminar on Hypersaline subglacial lakes beneath the Devon Ice Cap, Nunavut.
MADRID, SPAIN – At the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Madrid, Spain (COP25), University of Saskatchewan (USask) scientists are focusing attention on the world’s changing mountain snowpacks, glaciers, vegetation, and long-term effects that the thaw of snow and ice are having on the world’s freshwater and ocean water. Continue reading
At a stop on Oct. 22 during her ongoing trip across North America, climate activist Greta Thunberg met with University of Saskatchewan (USask) water scientist John Pomeroy at a USask field research site on the Athabasca Glacier in Jasper, Alberta.
Congratulations to Abbas Fayad on winning the Canadian Young Hydrological Society “Choice Award” for his tweets:
A Monolithic Shift from the Monolith:
Towards a Smallsat Constellation Configuration for Global Snow Mass Characterization
The Deborah J. Goodings Professor in Engineering for Global Sustainability
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Maryland
Dhiraj Pradhanaga, Centre for Hydrology researcher, will be collaborating with Small Earth Nepal (SEN) in the coordination of three events in August 2019.
Centre for Hydrology student, Caroline Aubry-Wake, received the IAC-IGS Graham Cogley Award for her excellence in cryospheric research and her oral presentation at the 2019 IUGG conference.