Professor John Pomeroy (BSc’83, PhD’88), a hydrology professor at the University of Saskatchewan and Canada Research Chair in Water Resources and Climate Change, was in great demand by the media during the Alberta floods of 2013. He also hosted a houseful of stranded travellers at his home in Canmore during the flooding.
The Discovery Channel’s Daily Planet has broadcast a segment focusing on John Pomoroy and the Centre for Hydrology’s work, in the wake of this summer’s flooding in Alberta. Comprising part of the program’s Disaster Week, the piece aired on Tuesday September 3rd.
John Pomeroy is a member of the Global Institute for Water Security, officially launched in March 2011, which builds upon leading expertise and capacity in water research at the U of S. The institute is co-located with Environment Canada’s National Hydrology Research Centre at Innovation Place and funded through the Canada Excellence Research Chair in Water Security (CERC), a $30-million, joint federal-provincial-university commitment over seven years. Led by Dr. Howard Wheater, one of the world’s foremost hydrologists, teams at the institute are developing the modelling tools, techniques and policies to sustainably manage the world’s freshwater resources.
Read more about John Pomoroy’s ground-breaking research at the University of Saskatchewan on the Centre for Hydrology’s website.
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