Van Cappellen Named 2021 American Geophysical Union Fellow

Philippe Van Cappellen, University of Waterloo professor and GWF Researcher, was elected as American Geophysical Union’s (AGU) Fellow.

USask researcher wins early career research award

James S. McDonnell Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow and researcher with Global Water Futures Marysa Laguë (PhD) awarded James R. Holton Award by the American Geophysical Union.

GWF Director awarded lifetime hydrology research award

GWF Director John Pomeroy named the 2021 Walter Langbein Lecturer by the American Geophysical Union.  

Deep Water: Researchers find more below than previously thought

More water lies within the Earth’s continental crust than previously thought, according to new estimates published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters, which indicates the ...

Agricultural Rebound Phenomenon: USask researchers warn of increased water demand on the South Saskatchewan River Basin

As farmers adopt high-tech irrigation systems to manage water use for economic, conservation, and environmental reasons, University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers suggest poli...

USask PhD student seeks to better design agricultural drainage projects as farmers face more extreme precipitation

As the world continues to grapple with extreme weather events linked to climate change, an award-winning University of Saskatchewan (USask) graduate student is focused on improving...

Important environmental issues tackled in two timely new USask courses

Two timely new courses to be offered at the University of Saskatchewan this fall will address environmental and sustainability issues of global importance.

GWF PhD Student founds GNSS Reflectometry Blog

Yusof Ghiasi, PhD student at the University of Waterloo, developed the first and only online platform dedicated to sharing ideas, news, and reviews on Global Navigation Satellite S...

GWF Researchers Contribute Chapter to National Issues Report

Researchers with Global Water Futures have led the production of the Water Resources chapter in Natural Resource Canada's National Issues Report.

'Major issue in climate change': New modelling predicts the nature of extreme rainstorms in the U.S. is changing

If no changes are made to the rate of global greenhouse gas emissions, storms that used to occur every 20 years on average will instead occur every seven by the end of the century.

Students’ Indigenous-led podcast forges global connections

Ohneganos: Let's Talk Water is a youth-led vodcast focused on sharing Traditional Ecological Knowledge, discussing current events, and talking about Ohneganos research

USask professors aim to help Saskatchewan kids notice nature this summer

University of Saskatchewan (USask) faculty members are among the collaborators on a new initiative that encourages children and youth to go outside and learn more about the natural...

Scientists measure new depths at the bottom of the hydrologic cycle

For the first time, researchers have mapped groundwater circulation up to five kilometres below the surface—one of the first attempts to document the deepest parts of the hydrologi...

Virtual Water Gallery brings together a world of art and science 

A team of researchers from the University of Saskatchewan (USask), and others from around the world, are partnering with artists to launch a new online exhibit of art and science t...

Saskatoon COVID-19 wastewater testing results now available to public

Saskatoon residents now have access to the results of wastewater-based epidemiology (WBE) testing for SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing COVID-19, thanks to a partnership between Univer...

New USask research takes aim at improving water security, gender equity, and international co-operation

SASKATOON – A multidisciplinary research team including GWF researchers from the University of Saskatchewan (USask) have been awarded $289,000 for a project to develop water securi...

USask model for predicting mountain snowpack provides clearer picture of spring runoff, impacts of climate change

Scientists have developed a way to predict the depth and movement of snowpacks in the Canadian Rocky Mountains which will provide valuable information on spring runoff, risk of flo...

USask partners with Indigenous communities and City of Saskatoon on COVID-19 wastewater study funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada

SASKATOON – A University of Saskatchewan (USask) research team has been awarded $137,392 from the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) to conduct a six-month COVID-19 wastewater s...

Draft GWF Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy Open for Consultation

Ensure your voice is heard!

USask GWF researcher uses Fort McMurray model to develop ice-jam flood mitigation assessment process

The city of Fort McMurray, Alta., which has a lengthy history of flooding, is among communities adjacent to northern rivers across Canada that regularly confront the expensive prob...

What Canada’s melting glaciers tell USask researchers

Imagine a Canada without glaciers.

Government of Canada announces public Consultation on Canada Water Agency

Environment and Climate Change Canada is seeking discussion paper feedback and participation in national and regional virtual discussion forums

Climate change: art with Russian roots helps Canadian scientists

An exhibition of art by Gennady Ivanov opened in London, as part of an international multimedia project "Transitions".

Imminent surge in new COVID-19 cases in Saskatoon: USask wastewater data

Data collected by the University of Saskatchewan (USask) wastewater surveillance team shows Saskatoon’s COVID-19 case numbers are likely to increase exponentially in the next seven...

COVID-19 levels in Saskatoon’s wastewater point to upcoming increase in cases

New tool developed at the University of Saskatchewan to detect virus levels

USask-led Global Water Futures announces 12 new projects to advance water security across Canada

After four years of transformative research, the University of Saskatchewan (USask)-led Global Water Futures (GWF) program - the world’s largest university-led freshwater research ...

Nandita Basu receives AGU's Sulzman Award for Excellence in Education and Mentoring Award

The Sulzman Award for Excellence in Education and Mentoring is presented annually to a mid-career female scientist in recognition of significant contributions as a role model and m...

Canada Water Agency will help protect and sustain Canada’s water resources, say USask water scientists

The new Canada Water Agency—announced in the recent federal Throne Speech—is the first critical step toward transforming how water is managed across the country, said John Pomeroy,...

USask software helps predict floods and freshwater supplies

Chris Marsh’s simulation software helps predict water availability.

Global Water Futures member named member of the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists

Maria Strack, professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Management, joins four other Waterloo researchers named Royal Society of Canada fellows and members of the ...

USask biologist Christy Morrissey Honored by the Royal Society of Canada

The Royal Society of Canada has named USask biologist Christy Morrissey, a highly regarded international leader in avian and aquatic ecotoxicology, as a member of RSC’s College of ...

New Indigenous Student-led Youtube Series: Ohneganos Let's Talk Water

Ohneganos is launching a new interactive student-led YouTube series on water security and climate change called “Ohneganos: Let’s Talk Water”

USask water and health researcher part of new national network studying sepsis

A researcher in the University of Saskatchewan’s (USask) College of Arts and Science is one of the collaborators on a new national network to study deadly blood infections.<br/><br...

Meet USask's new Banting and Vanier researchers

Three exceptional young University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers have been awarded national Banting and Vanier Canada awards to advance research focused on climate change and...

New Researcher Awards: USask honours exceptional MS and water researchers

Dr. Helen Baulch (PhD) and Dr. Charity Evans (PhD) are both also regarded as inspiring teachers and mentors, having both won the Provost’s Outstanding Teacher Award. And while acco...

New Canada Water Agency to provide solutions for emerging water crisis—expert panel

The new Canada Water Agency—a mandated commitment of the federal government—will provide much-needed solutions to the emerging water crisis, said Tom Axworthy, chair of a national ...

USask-led international film festival launches with PBS documentary featuring water expert Jay Famiglietti

SASKATOON – A six-week film festival and competition showcasing internationally acclaimed documentaries, features and independent shorts—including films by students from Saskatoon ...

International climate-change research finds accelerated water loss in northern peatlands that threatens to intensify fires and global warming

A group of 59 international scientists, led by researchers at Canada’s McMaster University, has uncovered new information about the distinct effects of climate change on boreal for...

USask PhD candidate Caroline Aubry-Wake receives CGU glaciology award

USask hydrology PhD student Caroline Aubry-Wake, who studies the impact of climate change on glaciers in the Canadian Rockies, has received the Stan Paterson Scholarship for Studen...

New USask app tracks causes of algae bloom

A new University of Saskatchewan smartphone app will help farmers and communities identify hotspots of nutrient contamination in freshwaters and possibly predict where algae blooms...

UNESCO Chair in Food, Biodiversity and Sustainability Studies launched at Balsillie School event

WATERLOO – Wilfrid Laurier University Professor Alison Blay-Palmer formally launched the UNESCO Chair at an event on Tuesday, Jan. 28.

Predicting River Ice Jams to Improve Flood Forecasting

Dr. Lindenschmidt is collaborating with Manitoba Infrastructure to forecast Ice-Jams along the Red River using his methodology for RIVICE Modelling

Transitions: Art-Science Project on Climate Change

2020 exhibit is set to open on March 5th in Canmore, Alberta

The world is 'losing its cool' with the loss of snowpacks and glaciers, posing threats to water security

MADRID, SPAIN – At the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Madrid, Spain (COP25), University of Saskatchewan (USask) scientists are focusing attention on the world’s changi...

USask water expert joins global call to action to protect global groundwater sources

SASKATOON – A group of international scientists and practitioners including University of Saskatchewan (USask) researcher Jay Famiglietti say we are not doing enough to protect and...

John Pomeroy Awarded Royal Society Medal

John Pomeroy, Canada Research Chair in Water Resources and Climate Change at the University of Saskatchewan (USask), has been awarded one of Canada’s top honours for outstanding co...

Canada falling short of U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals: New Report from Water Scientists

Canada could lead the world in helping to achieve water sustainability but is falling short of reaching the goals set out by the United Nations (U.N.), according to a new report fr...

Health threat from blue-green blooms extends beyond single toxin: USask study

As blue-green algae proliferates around the world, a University of Saskatchewan (USask) researcher cautions that current municipal drinking water monitoring that focuses on a singl...

Mountain Summit Issues Call for Action on Climate Change

A High Mountain Summit has issued a Call for Action in the face of rapid melting of the Earth’s frozen peaks and the consequences for food, water and human security, as well as for...

World Meteorological Organization High Mountain Summit

USask Professor John Pomeroy co-chairs the World Meteorological Organization "High Mountain Summit" in Geneva, Switzerland

Climate activist Greta Thunberg and USask scientist John Pomeroy discuss glacier decline

At a stop on Oct. 22 during her ongoing trip across North America, climate activist Greta Thunberg met with University of Saskatchewan (USask) water scientist John Pomeroy at a USa...

A researcher's curiosity

The Green & White asked three top USask researchers to recall that special eureka moment when they knew where their career path was taking them.<br/><br/>

Renowned USask water scientist awarded Royal Society Medal

John Pomeroy, Canada Research Chair in Water Resources and Climate Change at the University of Saskatchewan (USask), has been awarded one of Canada’s top honours for outstanding co...

Oil and water: university researchers say better monitoring needed to secure vital groundwater supplies

SASKATOON – When it comes to groundwater quality, fracking receives much of the public attention but misses most of the picture, according to hydrogeologists Jennifer McIntosh from...

CFI awards USask researchers $1.3M for new tools to advance health, environment and the economy

SASKATOON — Eight University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers have been awarded $1.3 million by the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) for state-of-the-art equipment to supp...

Artist links with scientists to tell climate change story

Exhibit at Norwich Cathedral a communication of science and art from Canada and the UK.

From the Amazon to the Great Lakes

Sharing Knowledge and Mapping Oral Histories with First Nations Communities in Canada

Water-sharing experiment suggests people put their own survival first

Imagining how to increase water managers’ empathy for others in a holistic way is critical for our human and planetary future.

‘Nature needs space’: New USask report makes recommendations to protect Saskatoon’s Swales

A collaborative approach involving various levels of government and regional experts is needed to better understand, and protect, Saskatoon’s Swale ecosystems, says a new report au...

Toxic metals found in reproductive organs of critically endangered eels

Mystery of shrinking population may be linked to eels devouring their own skeletons

Canada in dire need of revised water policies: experts say

OTTAWA – Water experts from across the country gathered in the nation’s capital for a forum on water security to discuss solutions to make communities and industries more resilient...

Putting research into active use: HYPE an international example of success

Global Water Futures (GWF) has developed a number of important international linkages, expanding its scientific activities to address water issues globally.

Global Water Futures gets U.N. recognition

USask-led Global Water Futures has been designated as one of only three Regional Hydroclimate Projects (RHP) in the world by the GEWEX (Global Energy and Water Exchanges) project o...

USask-led Global Water Futures launches six projects co-led with Indigenous partners

In a unique approach to improving water security through western science and Indigenous knowledge, the University of Saskatchewan-led Global Water Futures (GWF)—the world’s largest...

User engagement strategies for data challenges in the Integrated Modelling Program for Canada (IMPC)

Modelers are no strangers to data challenges. While reliable data is important for prediction and modelling work, researchers often cannot acquire information inputs that are quali...

USask study says more snow, earlier melt will challenge Arctic communities in future

University of Saskatchewan researchers with the Global Water Futures (GWF) program have provided the first detailed projections of major water challenges facing Western Arctic comm...

Top Canadian and Chinese water research programs sign MOU

Global Water Futures and Chinese Academy of Sciences hopes partnership will strengthen management of the world’s freshwater resources

Recent INARCH Activities and the 4th INARCH Workshop

Santiago and Portillo, Chile 24-26 October 2018

USask and NRCan sign MOU to advance national water security

OTTAWA – At a special ceremony today, the University of Saskatchewan (USask) and Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) signed a five-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will str...

Knowledge Mobilization Lessons from the Inaugural GWF Annual Science Meeting

The inaugural GWF Annual Science Meeting provided a unique opportunity to build relationships for the co-creation of research methods and outcomes that are more responsive to water...

GWF project lead speaks to CBC on water issues in First Nations communities

Dawn Martin-Hill, Associate Professor at McMaster University, speaks to CBC on why so few people on Six Nations reserve have clean running water and how her GWF-funded project aims...

CFI funds high-tech tools at U of S for cancer, water and food security research

Five researchers at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) have been awarded a total of $625,000 by the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) for state-of-the-art equipment that ...

GWF welcomes Canada 150 Chair Jay Famiglietti

World-leading U.S. water scientist recruited to U of S

New science is forecasting the future in the changing climate of Western Canada

Changing Cold Regions Network ends five-year study

Global Water Futures announces 21 new projects across Canada

Research aims to predict Canada’s future hydrology and support decision-making

Global Water Futures to launch Smart Water Systems Laboratory

Drone technology will transform observation of Canadian waters

Wolf Creek Research Basin honoured by Yukon government

After 25 years, this remarkable research site is proving invaluable towards understanding the relationship between hydrology and climate change in Northern Canada.

U of S hydrologist Howard Wheater to advise on U.S. national water future

Renowned University of Saskatchewan hydrologist Howard Wheater, who co-leads the world’s largest university-based water research initiative—Global Water Futures (GWF), has been app...

GWF PhD Excellence Scholarships Announced

Global Institute for Water Security (GIWS), University of Saskatchewan announced at least 10 awards valued each at $45,000 per year (up to 3 years) for Canadian and international s...

Global Water Futures announces $16.2M funding for 11 projects across Canada

The University of Saskatchewan-led Global Water Futures (GWF) program has funded 11 initial research projects across Canada totaling nearly $16.2 million over the next three years ...

Wheater receives U of S Distinguished Researcher Award

Howard Wheater has been awarded the University of Saskatchewan’s highest honour for research, the Distinguished Researcher Award, during a convocation ceremony June 8.

Pomeroy awarded John Tuzo Wilson Medal for outstanding contributions to geophysical sciences

John Pomeroy becomes the third researcher from the University of Saskatchewan to receive the Canadian Geophysical Union's greatest honour.

New research centre opens in Canmore

The Global Institute for Water Security opens its Global Water Futures lab studying climate extremes and mountain hydrology.

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...

Grand Opening GWF Coldwater Laboratory

Please join us on May 4 & 5 in Canmore, AB to celebrate the opening of the new GWF research facility.

Canmore research laboratory to contribute to Global Water Futures program

New Coldwater Laboratory to expand accommodate twenty scientists

Global Water Futures discusses risks of rebuilding Fort McMurray

The Associate Program Director of Global Water Futures is criticizing a decision to allow people who lost their homes during the fire in Fort McMurray, Alta., to rebuild on a known...

Global Water Futures featured at environmental conference

John Pomeroy, The Canada Research Chair in Water Resources and Climate Change, was featured alongside several other panelists at Under the Western Skies, a biennial conference on t...

Global Water Futures media review

The Sept. 6 announcement of $77.8M in funding for the Global Water Futures project — the largest university-led water research program ever funded worldwide and the most sizeable a...

At-a-Glance – Global Water Futures

GWF will address the strategic needs of Canada’s water dependent economy in adapting to change and managing the risks of uncertain water futures and extreme events.

Funding Announcement – Global Water Futures

U of S awarded $77.8M to lead "Global Water Futures" research program