Global Water Futures

Solutions to Water Threats in an Era of Global Change


Women and Water Lecture Series

The Global Institute for Water Security, Global Water Futures - Young Professionals and Global Water Futures are delighted to host the Women and Water Lecture Series. Starting Dec. 7, the ongoing monthly lecture series will showcase water research, support young professionals and provide a space for dialogue and networking. 

Knowledge Mobilization Webinar Series

Starting Oct. 26, GWF is hosting a series of webinars to increase awareness about the values and principles of knowledge mobilization. Aimed at students, young professionals, and researchers, the webinar series will provide content that touches on various elements of KM, share examples of successful initiatives in action, and discuss common challenges that arise. 

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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. 

CFREF        University of Waterloo        McMaster University      Laurier  

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