Super buoy being deployed
Super buoy being deployed on Buffalo Pound Lake to monitor water quality. Buffalo Pound Lake is the source of drinking water for the City of Regina, SK. Photo Courtesy: Mark Ferguson, University of Saskatchewan

New chapter of water data begins for Global Water Futures network

Article from Environmental Science and Engineering Magazine

By Environmental Science and Engineering Magazine

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Global Water Futures Observatories (GWFO) officially launched in April as a new chapter of the freshwater observation network that now connects nine Canadian post-secondary institutions, including Carleton, McMaster, Saskatchewan (lead), Toronto, Trent, Waterloo, Western, Wilfrid Laurier and Windsor.

More than $40 million in new funding, in part through the Canada Foundation for Innovation Major Science Initiatives Fund, has enabled the GWFO to continue its legacy of open-access data from observatory and laboratory facilities under the Global Water Futures program, which had four core partner universities.

New research is now funded up to 2029 with the potential for renewal.

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