U of S Water Week – March 21-25

Water is life. And water security – both quality and supply – is one of the most critical issues facing the planet.
Join us during U of S Water Week to celebrate our new $30-million Canada Excellence Research Chair in Water Security, and hear how some top U of S researchers are helping to protect and manage this precious global resource, through a series of events.
More information is available here.

Short Course: “The Physical Principles of Hydrology”

The Canadian Society for Hydrological Sciences, in partnership with the University of Saskatchewan, is offering a short course entitled “The Physical Principles of Hydrology” to be held at the University of Calgary’s Biogeoscience Institute’s Barrier Lake Station in the Kananaskis Valley from March 2 – 11, 2010.
This course is directed to graduate students and early to mid-level career water resource engineers, hydrologists, aquatic ecologists and technologists from Canada who are either working directly in the disciplines presented or are looking to broaden their understanding of hydrological systems and processes. Details and registration are now available at http://www.cwra.org/branches/cshs/Principles_of_Hydrology_Workshop.aspx. There is room for 40 students. For further information, please contact Dr. Christopher Spence at chris.spence@ec.gc.ca or Dr. John Pomeroy at john.pomeroy@usask.ca.

Dr. Edgar Herrera Appointed IP3 Atmosphere-Land Surface Modeller

Dr. Edgar Herrera, PhD has been appointed the IP3 Atmosphere-Land Surface Modeller for the Improved Processes and Parameterisation for Prediction in Cold Regions Network at the Centre for Hydrology. Dr. Herrera is a graduate of Univ. du Quebec, INRS-ETE in Quebec and UQAM in Montreal where he specialized in regional climate modelling and statistical hydrology. He brings a specialized capability to run atmospheric models to the Centre for Hydrology and will be focussing on running the GEM-LAM and CLASS for IP3 research basins and investigating atmospheric feedbacks from improved land surface representation of snow, ice and soil frost processes. He will also be examining scaling relationships and problems associated with running large scale atmospheric models over complex terrain to drive hydrological models.
Welcome to Saskatoon Edgar!