Summary Report

Overview and Agenda

Global Water Futures is planning to hold an Operations Team meeting online on December 9 & 10, 2021, from 1100-1230h and 1300-1430h EST each day.  The meeting will involve short updates from core teams and prepared written updates by projects, providing an opportunity to catch up and strategize on important matters as we move into the final years of the GWF program.  We plan to explore how GWF is contributing to understanding and predicting Canada’s water future over the 21st century (i.e. 2050, 2100), focusing on the following:
  • Climate scenarios and extremes
  • Water quality stressors
  • Ecosystem change
  • Hydrological change
  • Human and health dimensions

The agenda for the meeting is avaialble here Final Agenda. 

One of the anticipated outcomes is to identify areas of synergy that could lead to supported synthetic activities across projects.  Most of the meeting will be devoted to break-out discussion sessions, and in preparation we are asking all GWF projects to provide an update on activities and accomplishments by filling this Report Template.

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Core Team Presentations

Project Reports

Indigenous Community Water Research Projects

Pillar 1&2 Projects

Phase 1

Phase 2 

Pillar 3 Projects

Synthesis of Reports

Word cloud derived from GWF operations team 2021 project reports

We processed the reports to pull out common elements and to gather activities and outcomes of projects by break-out topics.  These are posted here:

GWF Code of Conduct

  1. Treat all participants with dignity and respect in accordance with the principle of Manācihitowin: a Cree/Michif phrase that translates to ‘let us respect each other’.
  2. Participate with academic integrity in accordance with the University of Saskatchewan’s Guidelines for Academic Conduct.
  3. Provide your true professional identity, affiliation, and, where appropriate, contact information, at registration, and during attendance and conference sessions, as required.
  4. Demonstrate respect for others by practicing active listening skills (e.g., keeping microphones muted while others speak, asking questions, engaging in an open dialogue of ideas).
  5. Respect the rules and policies of the meeting hosts including the digital platform providers.
  6. There will be no tolerance for any behavior that is considered by a participant to be harassment, bullying, threatening, violent, or aggressive.
  7. Should anyone engage in conduct that constitutes harassment, bullying, threatening, violence, or aggression they will be immediately removed from the event.
  8. If you need to report a violation of this code of conduct please email This account will be monitored throughout the event.
  9. Practice accountability by working together to identify problems and adjust practices to create a welcoming environment for everyone.

About the GWF Operations Team

The Operations Team consists of GWF project principal/co-principal investigators and project managers, the GWF core team leads, young professional executive, secretariat, and core knowledge mobilization, outreach, data management, and communications staff.  The purpose of this team is to facilitate interactions among all projects and core teams, identify program gaps and opportunities, track progress, and enhance communication, knowledge mobilization, and data sharing.

The team has held three previous meetings: Inception Meeting, Waterloo, ON, January 21-23, 2018; Operations Team Meeting, Saskatoon, SK, January 21-23, 2019; and Operations Team Meeting, Hamilton, ON, November 19-20, 2019.