The Women and Water Lecture Series, hosted by the Global Institute for Water Security, Global Water Futures - Young Professionals and Global Water Futures, will occur monthly from December to April. The series will showcase research, support young professionals and provide a space for dialogue and networking. Additionally, the series will explore water-related challenges, roles of women in water, gendered water-related impacts, women researchers in water, and challenges and opportunities facing female water researchers.

Live Stream

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Upcoming Event

Knowledge Mobilization

On March 29, on the Women and Water Lecture Series will host the third lecture of the series focusing on knowledge mobilization.

The lecture will be held in the National Hydrology Research Centre - seminar room 1261 at 2 - 3:30 p.m. 


Kathryn Warden

As the University of Saskatchewan’s  Director of Research Profile and Impact,  Kathryn Warden has worked since 1998 to tell the University’s research story to the world. Prior to this, she worked for 25 years as a journalist, holding a variety of posts at the Calgary Herald, Toronto Star, and Saskatoon StarPhoenix including reporter, columnist, in-depth editor, and editorial writer. 

Stephanie Merrill

Stephanie is the UofS-based GWF Knowledge Mobilization specialist. She works closely with our water and climate researchers, providing assistance in stakeholder engagement, researcher-practitioner collaboration, and effective use of science in decision making by water managers to help ensure research impact. Before joining GWF, Stephanie worked for New Brunswick’s largest and longest-standing environmental charity, the Conservation Council of New Brunswick. In this role she was named a “change-maker” by a provincial government-appointed commission after making significant impacts on public water awareness and water policy changes by working with rural and urban watershed groups, indigenous communities and community organizations, academic scientists and government departments.  Stephanie has a Bachelor of Science and Masters in Science in Forestry, both from the University of New Brunswick. 

 Holly Annand

Holly is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Geography and Planning at the University of Saskatchewan. She is President of the Global Water Futures – Young Professionals group and a member of the Global Institute for Water Security and Centre for Hydrology. Holly is a Professional Engineer, with experience in the public and private sectors of engineering and agriculture. She is an NSERC scholar, a 2018 Engineers Canada Scholarship winner, and a 2018 CWRA award recipient. Holly also served 3 years on Council of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan, where she attended numerous community outreach events and often spoke on behalf of the Association. She has been navigating male-dominated workplaces and volunteer organizations her entire career and she continues to pursue leadership positions whenever possible. In her Ph.D. work, Holly studies the influence of wetland drainage and climate change on streamflow in The Prairies

Planning on attending the upcoming Women and Water Lecture Series event? 


Date Event Time Location
December 7, 2018 Launch Party 2-3:30 pm Louis Loft, University of Saskatchewan
February 11, 2019 Climate Change and Society 2-3:30 pm Convocation Hall, Unversity of Saskatchewan
March 1, 2019 Ecosystem Services 2-3:30 pm National Hydrology Research Centre - Room 1261
March 29, 2019 Knowledge Mobilization 2-3:30 pm National Hydrology Research Centre - Room 1261
April 26, 2019 Snow and Ice 2-3:30 pm National Hydrology Research Centre - Room 1261

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Past Lecture Series

Featuring three discussions on women and water around the world. This event discussed water-related challenges in Canada and East Africa and how these affect women in particular.