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2022 GIWS Annual Magazine Now Available

It's here! The 2022 GIWS Annual Magazine is ready for your viewing! The Annual Magazine outlines the collective progress of the institute and our members for the past year, and highlights research accomplishments.

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USask leads national team in creating the next generation of food and water security leaders

The newly funded Food-Water Nexus Education and Training (FWNET) program will foster a new wave of professionals primed to lead Canada through future agricultural and climate-related challenges.

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USask & Water's Next 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 forecasts of infection outbreaks in communities, is being recognized with USask’s 2022 Publicly Engaged Scholarship Team Award.

In addition, Markus Brinkmann from the team has been awarded a 2022 Water's Next Award for his work by the Canadian Water Summit. 


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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 her to pursue a PhD in hydrology and water resources science at the University of Saskatchewan (USask).

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Global water basins hotspots prioritize areas under threat: USask research

New research at the intersection of how humans and ecosystems interact with water shows that the most-stressed regions in the world are becoming drier leading to water governance, economic and social challenges.

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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 cause glaciers to melt faster, affecting mountain runoff that provides major freshwater resources for life downstream.

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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.

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

In May, the USask Department of Geography and Planning partnered with the community of Mistawasis Nêhiyawak to offer GEOG 465: Environment and Health in Indigenous Communities for the first time. The three-week course combined classroom learning with fieldwork at Mistawasis Nêhiyawak, a First Nation located 120 km north of Saskatoon.

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Thank you to all those who joined for the GIWS Annual Meeting. Meeting presentations and recordings are now available. If you have feedback or ideas to improve future meetings, please let us know at

Meeting presentations & recordings
The 2022 field research season is upon us. Would you like to get your research professionally documented? For this season, the GIWS Communications Team is offering high quality photography, sound recording, videography, and drone footage to tell the story of your research.

2022 documentation capacity is set at 10 projects. Projects will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis. 

To apply, please contact Fred Reibin, GIWS Communications Coordinator. 

What About Water? connects water science with the stories that bring us solutions, adaptations & actions for our world’s water realities.

Check out the website

Summer Episode 2:  Going to Extremes: Heat, Water Scarcity and Food

From farmer’s fields to the high arctic, from your morning cup of coffee to a glass of wine – everything we eat and drink depends on water. In the second episode of our summer mini season, we draw from our past interviews about water scarcity and its effect on our food supply.

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Summer Episode 2:  At Its Essence: What Indigenous Teachings Tell Us About Water

In our first mini-episode of the summer season, we turn to three guests from our past seasons to explore Indigenous ways of knowing, and to look more closely at the sacred nature of water — how various people understand it, conserve it and co-exist with it.

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Conferences, Events, and Workshops

The Art-Water-Climate Connection Exhibition Brings Together Art & Science

The Virtual Water Gallery is a science and art pilot project that aims to provide a safe, inclusive and collaborative space for discussions about past, present and future water-related challenges between scientists, artists, knowledge-keepers and the general public. During the pandemic, artists connected with teams of Global Water Futures scientists to explore water-related challenges in Canada. These collaborations led to the co-creation of the Art-Water-Climate Connection Exhibition.

View the event photo gallery 

Virtual Water Gallery Website

In the News

Summer showers arrived just in time for some
June 23, 2022 - The Western Producer
These maps illustrate the seriousness of the western drought
June 16th, 2022 - The Washington Post
U of S researcher says smoke from wildfires causes an increase in glacier melt

May 2nd, 2022 - CBC Saskatoon

After weeks of moisture, drought conditions ease in parts of Prairies
April 30th, 2022 - CBC News

Wildfires are contributing to the melting of glaciers
April 26th, 2022 - CJWW

Recent Publications

Liu, Jian, Jennifer Roste, Helen M. Baulch, Jane A. Elliott, John-Mark Davies, and Etienne Shupena-Soulodre. "Screening and scoping-level assessment of beneficial management practices in a Canadian prairie watershed." Canadian Water Resources Journal/Revue canadienne des ressources hydriques 47, no. 1 (2022): 83-109.

Aubry‐Wake, Caroline, André Bertoncini, and John W. Pomeroy. "Fire and Ice: The Impact of Wildfire‐Affected Albedo and Irradiance on Glacier Melt." Earth's Future 10, no. 4 (2022): e2022EF002685.

Benis, Khaled Zoroufchi, Jafar Soltan, and Kerry N. McPhedran. "A novel method for fabrication of a binary oxide biochar composite for oxidative adsorption of arsenite: Characterization, adsorption mechanism and mass transfer modeling." Journal of Cleaner Production 356 (2022): 131832.!

Wheater, Howard S., John W. Pomeroy, Alain Pietroniro, Bruce Davison, Mohamed Elshamy, Fuad Yassin, Prabin Rokaya et al. "Advances in modelling large river basins in cold regions with Modélisation Environmentale Communautaire—Surface and Hydrology (MESH), the Canadian hydrological land surface scheme." Hydrological Processes 36, no. 4 (2022): e14557.


Job Opportunities

New - Research Hydrologist
Ministry of Forests - 100 Mile House, Quesnel, or Williams Lake

New - Climate Data Analyst (Software Development Intern)
Climalogik - Calgary & Remote

Knowledge Mobilization Specialist

Monitoring and Evaluating Climate Communication and Education Project,
University of Saskatchewan

Executive Director
Red Deer River Watershed Alliance

New - Tenure Track Faculty Position in SoMAS
Stony Brook University

Research Scientist Positions (2) in Quantitative and Environmental Analyses
University of Regina

Intermediate or Senior Hydrologist

Research Associate II, HPC Software Developer
The Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA), Colorado State University

Assistant Professor - Hydrology
University of Alberta

Assistant Professor - Water Resources Engineering
University of Alberta

Summer assistants - water quality, soil sampling
University of Saskatchewan

Postdoctoral Position in Hydroclimate and Vegetation Modelling,
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University

Research Associate II, Data Visualization Researcher

Staff Associate II, Oceanography
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University 

Tenure track faculty position, Meteorology,
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott, Arizona.

Assistant or Associate Professor of Environmental Policy & Ecology
Odum School 

Assistant Professor - Meteorology/Climate Science - Atmospheric Composition
San José State University 

Senior Staff Associate I 

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University (LDEO)

Three tenure-track Assistant Professor positions
Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Science, Florida State University

Assistant Professor of Meteorology/Atmospheric Science
Millersville University, PA

Open Rank Tenure-Track
Chemical & Biochemical Engineering, Iowa

Assistant Professor
Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Nebraska

Assistant Professor Position in Climate Prediction and Predictability

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Research Scientist Positions - Water Modelling Team
Global Water Futures
University of Saskatchewan
Application deadline: open until filled

Professor of Empire Innovation in High Resolution Atmospheric Modeling 
University of Albany, State University of New York,
Atmospheric Sciences Research Centre (ASRC)

Application deadline: open until filled


Student/PDF Opportunities

New - Postdoc scholar in net zero food systems and security 
Stanford University, CA

New - Postdoctoral Position in Hydrological Modelling and Analysis with Environment and Climate Change Canada
University of Victoria

New - Postdoctoral Fellowship in Climate-Ecosystem Interactions
McMaster University

New - Postdoctoral position in biophysical modelling of grassland environments
University of Manitoba

New - Integrated Aquatic Ecosystem Modelling
University of Saskatchewan

New - Postdoctoral Fellow – Water Temperature Modelling
McMaster University

New - Water-Health Post Doctoral Fellow
University of Saskatchewan

New - Transdisciplinary Integration (Lake Futures)
University of Waterloo

New - Scaling the ecohydrological implications of land cover change in northern ecosystems
University of Guelph

New - Simulations of extreme precipitation events over the Canadian Rockies
Université du Québec à Montréal

New - FORMBLOOM - Biogeochemistry of Bloom
Affected Lakes

PhD Research Assistantship, Geospatial Science
Montana State University 

UCAR Next Generation Fellowships 2022
UCAR - Boulder Co

Postdoctoral Fellow - Integrated Aquatic Ecosystem Modelling
University of Saskatchewan

PhD Opportunity - Resilience of ACT water catchments
Australian National University

Postdoctoral scholar in climate mitigation and biomass-based carbon dioxide removal solutions
Stanford University

Postdoctoral scholar in sustainable agriculture and climate change
Stanford University

Water-Health Post Doctoral Fellow
University of Saskatchewan

Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Earth and Environmental Sciences
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University

10 Faculty Positions
College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences, University of Oklahoma

Assistant Professor - Tropical Meteorology, Cloud and Precipitation Physics & Chemistry
University of Houston

Computational Earth Science Postdoc
Los Alamos, New Mexico

Ecosystem Modeling Postdoc
Los Alamos, New Mexico

CGD Postdoctoral Fellow (2021-255) 
Boulder, Colorado, United States

CGD Postdoctoral Fellow (2021-255) 
Boulder, Colorado, United States

Postdoctoral Fellow I (2021-268) 
Boulder, Colorado, United States

Postdoctoral Researcher (2021-271) 
Boulder, Colorado, United States

TSS Postdoctoral Researcher (2021-282) 
Boulder, Colorado, United States

Postdoctoral Fellow I: Convective Prediction and Machine Learning Scientist (2021-257) 
Boulder, Colorado, United States

Postdoc Fellow I - Regional Hydroclimate Downscaling for Extreme Events (2021-297)
Boulder, Colorado, United States

Postdoc Fellow I - Evaluation of Regional Climate Downscaling Approaches (2021-296) 
Boulder, Colorado, United State

Postdoctoral Fellow I (2021-264) 
Palo Alto, California, United States

NOAA Climate & Global Change Postdoctoral Fellowship (2021-251) 
Boulder, Colorado, United States

Postdoctoral Position: Developing model-based tools for the resilience of water resources
Australian National University

Postdoctoral Scientist
Michigan Technological University

Postdoctoral Research Scientist
Columbia University
Desired start date: January 1, 2022

Two PhD Positions: Hydrology-Carbon interactions in thawing Permafrost
University of Saskatchewan

Snowpacs Post-doctoral Position
Northern Arizona University

Computational Atmospheric Boundary Layer Turbulence & Fog/Cloud Dynamics
University of Notre Dame

Post-doctoral positions in Hydrology, Agriculture and Land Observation (HALO)
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

Federal Student Work Experience Program (FSWEP)
Full or part-time work opportunities
Ongoing recruitment

Limits of sustainable groundwater use from both physical and geochemical perspectives
University of Saskatchewan
Ongoing Recruitment

Integrated surface water and groundwater modelling under changing climate and land management factors
University of Alberta
Application deadline: open until filled

MES in Interdisciplinary Nutrient Monitoring and Management (2 positions)
University of Saskatchewan
Application deadline: open until filled

Of Interest

Canada Water Decadeoffers a portal for sharing resources with each other - across geographies, sectors, and stakeholders - with the aim of advancing progress towards Canada’s achievement of the Water Goal and related goals such as the Health Goal (SDG3), the Gender Equity Goal (SDG5), the Sustainable Communities Goal (SDG11), and the Climate Action Goal (SDG13). 

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