Registration is now open for the CH / CSHS Short Course in The Principles of Hydrology, which will run from 10-21 January 2020 at the Barrier Lake Field Station, Kananaskis Valley, Alberta.
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.
Centre for Hydrology, PhD student, Zhibang Lv, received the Wiesnet Medal at the 76th Annual Eastern Snow conference held in Fairlee, Vermont, USA. The Wiesnet Medal is awarded to a student with the best oral presentation, Zhibang’s oral presentation was titled’ Assimilation of snow interception information into a cold regions hydrological model’.
As Quebec communities clean up after this spring’s floods, anger is rising among those who don’t have the means to move on – and who wish the province was doing more to help. In a country with an ad-hoc approach to natural disasters, their struggle could soon be everyone else’s, too Continue reading
The Global Institute for Water Security, Centre for Hydrology and Global Water Futures are hiring a Digital Service Coordinator located in Saskatoon, SK.
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 (www.usask.ca/water)
- Global Water Futures (www.gwf.usask.ca / www.globalwaterfutures.ca )
- Centre for Hydrology (http://www.usask.ca/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.
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.
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.
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Olga Kalashnikova, Abror Gafurov, Doris Duethmann, Martina Barandun, Bruno Merz
Journal of Hydrology
A $1-million federal budget commitment to develop a strategy for land and water management in the Prairies is being welcomed by members of the agriculture and research sectors.
Last week’s federal budget included funding for Western Economic Diversification Canada to come up with a plan to address climate change threats.
Read as Centre for Hydrology and Global Water Futures program director welcomes the decision to develop a federal strategy here: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatoon/prairie-water-strategy-federal-funding-1.5069138
It’s become a natural part of spring in Calgary.
As the temperature soars and the snow melts, many Calgarians will to cast their eyes to the Bow and Elbow rivers — watching for any sign of rising water levels.
Read more as Centre for Hydrology Director, John Pomeroy, describes the indications and precursors of flooding events.