CH Seminar – Bart Forman

A Monolithic Shift from the Monolith:

Towards a Smallsat Constellation Configuration for Global Snow Mass Characterization


Presented by:

Bart Forman


Associate Professor

The Deborah J. Goodings Professor in Engineering for Global Sustainability

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

University of Maryland

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CH PhD Thesis Defence

Centre for Hydrology Ph.D. student, Chris Marsh, will defend his Ph.D. thesis, entitled Multi-scale modelling of cold regions hydrology.

Date: Monday, August 12, 2019
Time: 9 am
Place: Room 2D71 Agriculture Building.

Digital Services Coordinator Opportunity with GIWS/GWF/CH

The Global Institute for Water Security, Centre for Hydrology and Global Water Futures are hiring a Digital Service Coordinator located in Saskatoon, SK.

Short Description:

Reporting to the GIWS/GWF Communications Specialist, the Digital Services Coordinator will be part of the GIWS/GWF Communication and Outreach team, and will ensure high quality in digital communications initiatives, including web, mobile, social media, and other digital platforms. In particular, the Co-ordinator is responsible for web renewal projects and the ongoing development, maintenance, posting, and support for the following websites:

  • Global Institute for Water Security (
  • Global Water Futures ( / )
  • Centre for Hydrology ( )

With the ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment with competing deadlines and continuous change, the Co-ordinator will work closely with the GIWS/GWF core leaders, project managers of 12 GWF user question-led projects, GIWS/GWF Young Professionals, GWF core teams, and the Centre for Hydrology’s Executive Research Assistant. The Co-ordinator will help ensure that digital content is aligned with GIWS/GWF goals, as well as with university standards and guidelines.

More information visit the job posting here.

USask BSc in Hydrology (4-yr and Honours) starting in 2020

The Department of Geography and Planning is pleased to announce the new BSc in Hydrology (4-yr and Honours) starting in 2020. This program will offer students excellent learning opportunities in the field of water science at the #1 Canadian university for water research!

This program will replace the existing Environmental Earth Science program offered by the Department. Students currently enrolled in the EES program may choose to switch to the Hydrology program or remain in their current program. All EES students should speak with an Academic Advisor before course registration to discuss their program and changing options.

Dry winter drops risk of flooding posed by snowpack melt to low levels

There’s less snow than usual to melt in the mountains this spring. That’s the message from hydrologist John Pomeroy, a Canmore-based water expert.

“It’s lower than the normal over most of the mountains,” Pomeroy said, in a Monday interview on the Calgary Eyeopener.

“That’s what we’re going to be seeing at this point: lower snowmelt contribution to streams.”

Pomeroy, the Canada Research Chair in Water Resources and Climate Change, and the director of the Coldwater Laboratory at the University of Saskatchewan, said the explanation for the diminished flows isn’t complicated.

Read more here.