Dr. Chris DeBeer is the Science Manager for the Global Water Futures (GWF) Programme and the International Network for Alpine Research Catchment Hydrology (INARCH). He has worked as a research associate at the Global Institute for Water Security at the University of Saskatchewan for the past five years, managing and contributing to the Changing Cold Regions Network (CCRN), an NSERC-funded network that was recently completed and had the aims of improving understanding and prediction of the changing climate, environment, and water cycling over western Canada. His background includes a B.Sc. (honours) degree in Physical Geography from the University of Saskatchewan (2004), an M.Sc. in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences from the University of Alberta (2006), and a Ph.D. in Hydrology from the University of Saskatchewan (2012). Chris’ current research interests are focused on mountain and cold regions snow and glacier hydrology, hydrological model development and application, and understanding of the variability and response of cold regions Earth system processes to climate variation.