The 2021 Global Water Futures (GWF) Annual Open Science Meeting (GWF2021) brought together the GWF community (researchers, affiliates, partners, collaborators, and stakeholders) in a virtual setting to share our latest scientific achievements and success stories, provide updates on end user solutions, and support the actions needed to secure Canada’s water future. Click below to view the recordings!
Solutions to Water Threats in an Era of Global Change
Global Water Futures is a pan-Canadian research program that is funded in part by a $77.8-million grant from the Canada First Research Excellence Fund. The overarching goal of the program is to deliver risk management solutions - informed by leading-edge water science and supported by innovative decision-making tools - to manage water futures in Canada and other cold regions where global warming is changing landscapes, ecosystems, and the water environment. Global Water Futures (GWF) aims to position Canada as a global leader in water science for cold regions and will address the strategic needs of the Canadian economy in adapting to change and managing risks of uncertain water futures and extreme events. End-user needs will be our beacon and will drive strategy and shape our science.
Featured Science Outcomes
Climate, Community and Indigenous Resilience
How water stress impacts planning a climate secure future.
Estimating Soil Moisture Using Drones
Efficient and accurate estimations of soil moisture are key for proper crop irrigation management.
Women+Water Making Waves
The Women+Water Lecture Series empowers women to share their experiences working in water and has grown substantially since 2018, engaging with an international audience and initiating dialogue that leads to change.
Water Security for Canadians
The Global Water Futures program and partners are convening national discussions on the future of water security in Canada, including the water management issues, capabilities, advances and needs, to help inform the federal government in its development of the Canada Water Agency.
The Conversation Canada
Brian Menounos - University of Northern British Columbia
The year 2021 will likely be one of the worst for glaciers in southern British Columbia, Alberta, Washington and Montana.
COP26 deforestation deal key to slowing climate change, but Canada must tackle issues of carbon accounting and industry
Canada, along with more than 100 other countries, has committed at the UN climate conference in Glasgow (COP26) to halt deforestation by 2030, as a way to preserve the forests that are key to absorbing carbon dioxide and slowing global warming.
GWF is led by the Global Institute for Water Security at the University of Saskatchewan in partnership with University of Waterloo, McMaster University and Wilfrid Laurier University.