Global Water Futures

Solutions to Water Threats in an Era of Global Change


Distinguished Lecture Series

Beginning September 19th, 2018

Members presenting at the 2018 Distinguished Lecture Series.

The Global Institute for Water Security, the School of Environment and Sustainability and Global Water Futures are delighted to host Breakthrough in Water Security Research: 2018 Distinguished Lecture Series. The ongoing lecture series occurs weekly and features water experts from around the globe. All lectures are free and open to the public and will be located in Saskatoon, SK at the National Hydrology Research Centre (11 Innovation Blvd.) Seminar Room (1261) and begins at 3:30 pm, exception of October 17 (locations TBD). 

The schedule is as follows: 

  • Sept. 19: Ciaran Harman, John Hopkins University
  • Sept. 26: Martyn Clark, National Center for Atmospheric Research
  • Oct. 3: Witold Krajewski, University of Iowa
  • Oct. 10: Adam Ward, Indiana University
  • Oct. 17: Barbara Sherwood-Lollar, University of Toronto
  • Oct. 24: Steven Loheide, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Oct. 31: Andras Bardossy, University of Stuttgart
  • Nov. 7: Alex Konings, Stanford University 
  • Nov. 21: Jeniffer McIntosh, University of Arizona

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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. 

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