Partners

Major Funding Partners

Canada First Research Excellence Fund (CFREF) is a federal program which aims to place Canada at the forefront of global research that is of economic benefit to Canada.

In September 2016, the University of Saskatchewan was awarded $77.84 million over seven years from CFREF to establish the CFREF project “Global Water Futures: Solutions to Water Threats in an Era of Global Change”.  GWF has grown to a total funding package of $143.67 million through linked contributions from the University of Saskatchewan ($17.5 million), University of Waterloo ($15 million), McMaster University ($12.14 million), and Wilfrid Laurier University ($10.58 million) and various industrial partners.

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Partners

    1. University of Saskatchewan
    2. University of Waterloo
    3. Wilfrid Laurier University
    4. McMaster University
    5. University of Guelph
    6. University of Northern British Columbia
    7. Brock University
    8. University of Victoria
    9. McGill University
    10. University of Manitoba
    11. University of Quebec at Montreal
    12. University of Calgary
    13. University of Alberta
    14. University de Montreal
    15. University of Laval
    16. Canadian Rivers Institute (University of New Brunswick and University of Prince Edward Island)
    17. Yukon College
    18. University of British Columbia
    1. Alberta Ag and Forestry
    2. Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
    3. Alberta Energy Regulators
    4. Alberta Environment and Parks
    5. Alberta Innovates
    6. BC Hydro
    7. BC Ministry of Energy and Mines
    8. BC Ministry of Environment
    9. Canadian Forest Services
    10. Canadian Ice Service
    11. Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Center
    12. Canadian Space Agency
    13. Environment Canada - WSTD&ASTD
    14. Environment Canada - MSC
    15. Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC)
    16. Environment and Climate Change Canada - Centre for Inland Waters
    17. Environment and Climate Change Canada - Climate Research Division
    18. Environment and Climate Change Canada Victoria (CRD/CCCma)
    19. Fisheries and Oceans Canada
    20. GNWT - Centre for Genomics
    21. GNWT - Department of Education, Culture and Employment
    22. GNWT - Department of Health and Social Services/li>
    23. GNWT - Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment
    24. GNWT - Department of Lands
    25. GNWT - Department of Municipal and Community Affairs
    26. GNWT - Department of Public Works and Services>
    27. GNWT - Ministry of Environment and natural Resources
    28. GNWT - NWT Power Corp Ontario
    29. GNWT - Premier
    30. Health Canada
    31. Hydro-Quebec
    32. Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada
    33. Mackenzie River Basin Board
    34. Manitoba Hydro
    35. Manitoba Infrastructure
    36. Manitoba Sustainable Development
    37. NB Power
    38. NRCan - Forest Services
    39. NRCan - Canada Centre for Mapping and Earth Observation
    40. NRCan - Geological Survey of Canada
    41. Ministry for Agriculture - OMAFRA
    42. Ontario Ministry of Environment and Climate Change
    43. Ontario Ministry of Forests
    44. Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources & Forestry
    45. Ontario Power Generation
    46. Parks Canada
    47. Prairie Provinces Water Board
    48. Public Health Agency Canada
    49. Sask Ministry of Environment
    50. Sask Water Security Agency
    51. Sask Ministry of Agriculture
    52. Sask Water Security Agency
    53. Yukon Government - Executive Council Office
    54. Yukon Premier
    55. Yukon Environment
    1. Agrium
    2. Aquanty
    3. Aquatic Informatics
    4. Areva Resources Canada
    5. BHP Billiton
    6. Buffalo Treatment Plant
    7. Campbell Scientific
    8. Center for Mining Excellence and Innovation
    9. City of Calgary - Water Quality Services
    10. City of Guelph
    11. City of Regina
    12. City of Saskatoon 
    13. COMAP
    14. ComDev - Honeywell
    15. Crescent Point
    16. DeBeers Canada Ltd.
    17. Drinking Water Treatment plants, Prince Albert
    18. EPCOR
    19. ESRI Canada - GIWS Software/Data/Consulting
    20. EXACTearth
    21. FP Innovations
    22. Geo-Slope International Ltd.
    23. Golder Associates
    24. Hoskin Scientific
    25. Husky Energy
    26. IBM
    27. ING - Serenity Drones
    28. Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction
    29. International Copper Association
    30. International Lead Association (Teck and Glencore Canada)
    31. International Minerals Innovation Institute
    32. International Zinc Assocaition
    33. Matrix Solutions Inc.
    34. Nexen
    35. Nickel Producers Environmental Research Association
    36. North Rim
    37. Potash Corporation of Sask
    38. PwC
    39. RBR Ltd.
    40. RESPEC, USA
    41. Rio Tinto
    42. Saskatchewan Research Council
    43. Solinst
    44. Spray Lakes Sawmills
    45. Syncrude Canada Ltd.
    46. The Mosaic Company
    47. Thermo Scientific
    48. Timber Works Inc.
    49. Water Services, Transportation and Environmental Services, Region of Waterloo
    1. AirMOSS - University of Southern California
    2. Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research (Germany)
    3. Australian National University
    4. British Geological Survey
    5. Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Wallingford UK
    6. Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology
    7. Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences
    8. CliC, GEWEX
    9. CNR-IASC Bologna, Italy
    10. Cold and Arid Regions Environmental and Engineering Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences
    11. EAWAG
    12. ETH Zurich, Switzerland
    13. Future Earth - Montreal
    14. GEWEX, WCRP
    15. Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), US Department of Commerce
    16. Gorgan University of Agricultural Sci.& Natural Resources, Iran
    17. Human Ecology, Lund University, Sweden
    18. Imperial College London, UK
    19. Indian Institute of Sciences, Bangalore, India
    20. Instituto Pirenaico de Ecología, Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Spain
    21. International Arctic Research Center (US), Univesity of Alaska
    22. LTHE Grenoble, France
    23. LUCSUS, Lund University, Sweden
    24. NASA ABoVE - JPL USA
    25. National University of Columbia
    26. National Centre for Atmospheric Research, USA
    27. Norwegian Institute for Water Research - NIVA
    28. Oregon State University, USA
    29. Otago University, NZ
    30. SLU, the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
    31. Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
    32. Snow Research Center, Grenoble, Meteo-France
    33. Sustainable Water Futures, International Secretariat
    34. Swiss Snow and Avalance Institute (WSL), Davos, Switzerland
    35. The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) - Australia
    36. UD Department of Agriculture
    37. UNESCO  - International Hydrological Programme
    38. Universidad Austral de Chile
    39. University of Aberdeen, Scotland
    40. University of Arizona
    41. University of California at Los Angles, USA
    42. University of Chile
    43. University of Edinburgh, UK
    44. University of Idaho, USA
    45. University of Innsbruck, Austria
    46. University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienne (BOKU), Austria
    47. University of Northumbria, UK
    48. University of Queensland, Australia
    49. University of Utrecht, Netherlands
    50. University of Washington, Seattle, USA
    51. University of Wellington, Victoria, New Zealand
    52. Wageningen University
    1. Ameriflux and Global Fluxnet Initiatives
    2. Battle River Watershed Alliance
    3. Bow River Basin Council
    4. Canadian Red Cross
    5. Conservation Ontario
    6. Council of the Great Lakes Region
    7. Deerwood Soil and Water Management Association
    8. Ducks Unlimited
    9. Ecology North
    10. Experimental Lake Area
    11. Friends of the Grand River
    12. GIFS UofS/ CFREF Designing Crops
    13. GLEON
    14. Gordon Foundation
    15. Grand River Conservation Authority
    16. Great Lakes Institute fo Environmental Research
    17. GREON
    18. Long Point Region Conservation Authority
    19. Meewasin Valley Authority
    20. MoA Agri-Environmental Committee
    21. Moose Jaw River Watershed Alliance
    22. North Saskatchewan River Basin Council
    23. Okanagan Basin Water Board
    24. Ontario Climate Consortium
    25. Ontario Commercial Fisheries Association
    26. OURANOS
    27. Partners for Sask River Basin
    28. Prince Albert Model Forest
    29. Red Deer River Watershed Alliance
    30. Redberry Lake Biosphere Reserve
    31. South Saskatchewan River Watershed Stewards
    32. Southern Ontario Water Consortium
    33. St. Williams Conservation Reserve Community Council
    34. Toronto Region Conservation Authority
    35. Trout Unlimited
    36. United Nations University - Institute for Water Environment and Health
    37. Wascana Upper Qu'Appelle Watershed
    38. Western Partnership for Wildland Fire Science, UofA
    39. World Wildlife Fund
    1. Akwasasne Ontario
    2. Beardy’s and Okemasis First Nation
    3. Champagne and Aishihik First Nations
    4. Chiefs of Ontario
    5. Cumberland House Cree Nation
    6. Dehcho First Nations
    7. Enoch Cree Nation Health
    8. Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations - FSIN
    9. Indigenous Elders and Youth Council
    10. Kehewin Cree Nation
    11. Lubicon Cree
    12. Mistawasis First Nation
    13. Mountain Cree
    14. Saddle Lake Cree Nation
    15. Sahtu Secretariat
    16. Six Nations Community
    17. SRDP - Fort Resolution Metis Council
    18. Tlicho Government