Media Advisory: U of S Coldwater Laboratory opens in Canmore

CANMORE, AB – The University of Saskatchewan (U of S) is hosting the grand opening of its new Coldwater Laboratory in Canmore as part of its Global Water Futures program which aims to provide solutions to water-related challenges in an era of increasing climate uncertainty and extreme events.

Photo by Angus Duncan

Media are invited to tour the facility and attend a Science Town Hall event. Panelists will discuss what climate change means for the Canadian Rockies and how the Global Water Futures program will improve the region’s resiliency to flooding and drought, increase the sustainability of water resources and place water protection tools and information in the public’s hands.

Friday, May 5

3–5:30 p.m.

Lab Tour

Global Water Futures Coldwater Laboratory

#116 – 1551 Sidney Street, Canmore

Media are invited to tour the facility and talk to researchers about projects such as drone 3D mapping of mountain snowpacks, real-time data development and access, and mountain snowpack and streamflow forecasting.

6–9:30 p.m.

Science Town Hall

Global Water Futures Coldwater Laboratory

Spring Creek Opera House

400 Spring Creek Drive, Canmore

Speakers will be available for interviews from 6–7 p.m.

  • John Borrowman, Mayor of Canmore
  • Cam Westhead, Member of Legislative Assembly of Alberta, Banff-Cochrane
  • Howard Wheater, Canada Excellence Research Chair in water security, Director, Global Institute for Water Security, University of Saskatchewan
  • John Pomeroy, Canada Research Chair in water resources and climate change, Director, Coldwater Laboratory, University of Saskatchewan



For more information, contact:

Meagan Hinther
Communications Specialist
University of Saskatchewan
(306) 966-1019 or (306) 222-2296

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