Thematic Priorities

Water-depth contours of average temperature for each simulated period (2001–2010, 2041–2050, 2081–2090) at location 1 (Riverine zone), location 2 (Transition zone) and location 3 (Lacustrine zone) in Diefenbaker reservoir (image credit: Morales-Marin et al., 2020, CWRJ)

The future work on water quality will focus on:

a. The re-analysis of historical water quality data and trends,

b. The development, benchmarking and applications of process-based and regionally-integrated nutrient models, and

c. The improvement of algorithms for simulating water quality in headwater catchments, littoral zones of lakes, and groundwater environments (temperature, sediment transport, nutrients, contaminants). Collectively, these efforts aim to inform and steer the implementation and interpretation of predictive water quality modeling, from the sub-watershed to continental scale.

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