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Water Security for Canadians
On April 11th, Global Water Futures brought together water and climate scientists, policy experts, legislators, and water decision rightsholders and stakeholders to address the emerging water crisis in Canada.
Panellists spoke to the scientific evidence of worsening water sustainability and climate-related water crisis in Canada, and the need to adapt to the new climate and realities across the country.
View the videos below to learn about the projects and contributions of Global Water Futures four core partner universities:
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Preparing for Water Threats in an Era of Change
Global Water Futures: Solutions to Water Threats in an Era of Global Change is a University of Saskatchewan-led 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.
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.