A Climate Mural for Our Times

Artist Gennadiy Ivanov, working together with climate scientists from the Universities of East Anglia and Saskatchewan, illustrates the interactions between climate, sea level, and...

The Future of Freshwater in Canada report released

Significant inputs from Global Water Futures researchers are highlighted in the report

The Canadian Mountain Assessment report released

The Canadian Mountain Assessment: Walking Together to Enhance Understanding of Mountains in Canada features significant contributions from Global Water Futures researchers

Putting Indigenous knowledge at the forefront of water research in Canada

MISTAWASIS NÊHIYAWAK – In an attempt to create a better water future for everyone, Indigenous water experts and Knowledge Keepers have created a protocol that puts co-generation of...

USask experts sound warning over wildfire smoke, drought conditions

A record year of wildfires is threatening communities and leaving trails of devastation through forests in British Columbia and Alberta and across the country as far as Nova Scotia...

From prediction to preparedness: How hydrological modelling is helping the Yukon Government forecast flood events

As the surging waters of the Klondike River near Dawson City subsided later in the spring of 2023, officials with the Yukon Government (YG) reflected on how hydrological modelling ...

Caroline Aubry-Wake receives Governor General Award

Dr. Caroline Aubry-Wake (PhD) will receive the 2023 Governor General’s Gold Medal at the 2023 University of Saskatchewan (USask) spring convocation June 6.

USask-led Global Water Futures marks the end of an era and looks to the future

Hundreds of scientists and researchers from across Canada have gathered in Saskatoon for the finale of the world’s largest university freshwater research program, a seven-year init...

USask pays tribute to Gary Carriere with honorary degree

This spring, the University of Saskatchewan (USask) will celebrate Gary Carriere's extraordinary contributions to his community.

Water commitment to SDGs approved by UN

GIWS and USask-led GWF program key partner towards achieving global water goals

Sustainability of high-mountain water sources focus of new UNESCO Chair

Nearly four billion people worldwide depend on water from the high mountains for survival. Drinking water supplies, agriculture, power, energy, industry and surrounding ecosystems ...

USask researchers explore how floods and droughts are challenging science and society globally

Floods, droughts, and other water-related disasters are some of the costliest natural events that occur in Canada and around the world. Even with significant global advances in sci...

USask projects asks, 'what's water worth?'

Parents who grump about their teens taking long showers know how much water is worth. So do the homeowners who stared in shock last year at their city bills after trying to maintai...

GWF project progress summarized for knowledge users

The book includes links to related peer-reviewed publications, dissertations, and conference papers

USask-led Women Plus Water Expert List to help bridge gender inequity gap in science

An international initiative born out of the University of Saskatchewan (USask), featuring experts and top researchers from around the globe, is increasing diversity in sustainable ...

A story of fire and ice: USask research studies how wildfires impact glacier melt

From a distance, the mountain peaks of the Canadian Rockies look like a pristine landscape, untouched by human activity, but Caroline Aubry-Wake experienced firsthand how interconn...

Unlocking the secrets of the freeze-thaw cycle: USask research looks at cold spots and cold moments

Hydrological research on the Prairies can be a challenge when the water is locked up in ice for almost half the year.

Nandita Basu named Canada Research Chair

Dr. Nandita Basu, jointly appointed to the Faculties of Engineering and Science, was named the Canada Research Chair in Global Water Sustainability and Ecohydrology.

A Grand day of STEM activities for Indigenous high school students

Six Nations Polytechnic partners with McMaster University and the University of Waterloo to explore STEM field work in the Grand River.

Cold Regions Warming - Fall Exhibition Opening

The Cold Regions Warming exhibition is opening at the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies

Global Water Futures Observatories a critical step towards water security for Canadians

When the University of Saskatchewan (USask) set out to lead the pan-Canadian Global Water Futures (GWF) Program in 2016, it laid the groundwork for what has become an integrated sy...

Prof. John Pomeroy Presenting to United Nations

Professor John Pomeroy will be in New York on Friday, Sept. 23, presenting to the United Nations.

From doctoral thesis to coffee-table book, for USask researcher

University of Saskatchewan (USask) doctoral student Caroline Aubry-Wake woke up on Wednesday morning to her phone buzzing out of control.

USask major scientific centres awarded $170M of MSI funding

Four flagship research centres at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) uniquely equipped to keep Canada at the forefront internationally in vaccine development, imaging science, ...

USask Canada Research Chairs to use Indigenous knowledge, stories to create social impact

Two University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers have been awarded a total of $1.2 million in funding through the federal government’s Canada Research Chair program to support ne...

Discovery of ‘young’ deep groundwater tells surprising tale: USask researcher

The findings of a recently published study of ancient groundwaters have important implications for such practices as carbon sequestration and deep underground storage of waste from...

Laurier Associate Professor Jennifer Baltzer named Canada Research Chair in Forests and Global Change

WATERLOO – Ecologist Jennifer Baltzer has been named the Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Forests and Global Change. An associate professor in Wilfrid Laurier University’s Department...

Philippe Van Cappellen wins prestigious Canadian Geophysical Union Medal

Philippe Van Cappellen, Professor, Faculty of Science, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Canada Excellence Research Chair Laureate in Ecohydrology, has been awarded t...

Students learn on the land at First Nation in new USask course

Students in GEOG 465 spend a week living at Mistawasis Nêhiyawak, Sask.

USask honours Wastewater Surveillance Team for public engagement

The University of Saskatchewan (USask) Wastewater Surveillance Team, which responded swiftly to the arrival of COVID-19 by developing a monitoring program that provides reliable fo...

Curious by nature: How asking questions led Holly Annand to pursue a PhD at USask

Dr. Holly Annand (PhD) says she’s always been a curious person. Growing up, she was encouraged to ask questions and try different things. And it was this same curiosity that led he...

USask proud partners of exhibit Arctic: A Man Under the Ice

Art and science in collaboration on display at international traveling exhibit in downtown Saskatoon.

Wildfire smoke accelerates glacier melt, affects mountain runoff: USask research

As global temperatures rise, wildfires are becoming more common. A new study by University of Saskatchewan (USask) hydrology researchers found that exposure to wildfire smoke can c...

Women in Leadership: Dr. Corinne Schuster-Wallace works toward a more sustainable future

On Earth Day, the USask water expert discusses the Sustainable Development Goals and how individuals can improve water and energy efficiency.

USask experts collaborate on international project to transform water predictions

A team of hydrologists from the University of Saskatchewan (USask) and University of Calgary (UCalgary) comprises the Canadian contingent in an unprecedented international collabor...

The state of water security in Canada: A water-rich nation prepares for the future after seasons of disaster

OTTAWA – Canada is known as a water-rich nation, but we are not a water secure nation. Researchers warn that if a national strategy based on the latest science and Indigenous knowl...

USask wastewater COVID detectives’ paper is a roadmap for other scientists

University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers set up a wastewater monitoring program that’s become the province’s sole reliable source for data on the prevalence of COVID-19. Now ...

The Value of Water in Canada: New webinar series announced

Roy Brouwer, executive director of the Water Institute and University Research Chair in Water Resources Economics, has launched a new webinar series highlighting state-of-the-art w...

‘We take water for granted’: USask professor highlights human relationship with water through artwork

Susan Shantz's new exhibition, Confluence, will be on view at the Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery until May 1<br/><br/>

GWF Associate Director delivers key remarks at United Nations event

International Day of Women and Girls in Science calls for women to have equal participation and access to science. On February 11th Dr. Corinne Schuster-Wallace joined many in pres...

USask wastewater testing for COVID-19 sets the standard

Oh, the stories wastewater streams can reveal about life in a community.

Dr. Kelsey Leonard on Phil Loring's The Second Transition Podcast

In the latest episode of The Second Transition Podccast, Phil Loring speaks with Dr. Kelsey Leonard, a water scientist, legal scholar, policy expert, writer, and enrolled citizen o...

Commending Professor Mark Servos’ efforts to track the spread of COVID-19

Professor Servos has been leading wastewater testing locally and across Canada.

USask researchers angling to protect fish from chemical contamination

SASKATOON – Chemicals widely used in everyday life end up in wastewater that flows to rivers and lakes, potentially causing serious impacts to aquatic life.

USask researcher’s cutting-edge buoy aims to secure water source for Regina and Moose Jaw

A strong partnership between University of Saskatchewan (USask) researcher Dr. Helen Baulch (PhD) and the Buffalo Pound Water Treatment Plant is bringing cutting-edge monitoring eq...

USask at COP26: Excellent science, inspiring art, and a disappointing result for the world

Dr. John Pomeroy (PhD) has been ringing the alarm bells about climate change in Canada for the past 25 years, since he was a scientist with Environment Canada. Despite all of his w...

USask PhD candidate’s research shines light on Indigenous water governance in Manitoba

Warrick Baijius became interested in learning more about water insecurity after visiting a small community in the cloud forests of Peru<br/><br/>

USask water expert named to list of world’s most highly-cited researchers

A Global Water Futures researcher has been named to Clarivate’s 2021 Highly-Cited Researchers list. Researcher honoured on this list has published multiple academic papers that ran...

USask developed hydrologic computer model selected as award finalist

The Canadian Hydrological Model, developed by USask researchers, selected as a finalist for the 2021 STIC project awards.

USask professor receives Mitacs Award for Exceptional Leadership

University of Saskatchewan (USask) College of Arts and Science professor Dr. Raymond Spiteri (PhD) is the recipient of the 2021 Mitacs Award for Exceptional Leadership.

Water (and art) take center stage at COP26

Global Water Futures artist-in-residence Gennadiy Ivanov presents his work at the Cryosphere Pavillion at COP26

GWF at Norwich Science Festival

An art exhibition and a talk from Global Water Futures at the festival

USask researcher participates in national water survey as part of oil sands research

Scientists are studying ways for plants and their associated microbes to clean up wastewater from oil sands operations.

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