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USask honours faculty members named distinguished professors

This year, we're proud that no less than 3 of the 7 honoured professors from the University of Saskatchewan come from within the GIWS membership.  Congratulations Jeff McDonnell, John Giesy, and Lee Barbour!

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Report - Sustainable Groundwater Management for Agriculture

Sustainable Groundwater Management for Agriculture, a World Wildlife Fund report which the GIWS contributed to, has been released.

This report consolidates what is needed for sustainable groundwater management into four basic principles: 1 ) Measure and Manage; 2) Set Sustainable Limits; 3) Recharge and Replenish; and 4) Reduce Demand and Maintain Balance. An easy-to-read literature review, this report provides examples of successful solutions from all over the world.

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Cold Regions Warming exhibit on now

Cold Regions Warming is an interdisciplinary collaboration between artist Gennadiy Ivanov and GIWS members John Pomeroy and Trevor Davies.

Paintings, drawings, and videos depict locations in Canada where global warming has impacted glaciers, oceans, lakes and rivers. 

October 2022 - January 2023
Location:  Whyte Museum, Banff AB

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USask hydrologists, beamline scientists named highly cited researchers

Two University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers at the Global Institute for Water Security (GIWS) have been named to Clarivate’s 2022 Highly Cited Researchers list.  Congratulations Jay Famiglietti and Martyn Clark!

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GIWS Members at AGU 2022

Attending AGU?  Be sure to check out GIWS Member presentations and hosted talks.  You can find the full list below. 

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Ripple effect: As global freshwater basins dry up, the threat to ecosystems and communities grows

by GIWS PhD student Xander Huggins

When people use freshwater beyond a physically sustainable rate, it sets off a cascade of impacts on ecosystems, people and the planet. These impacts include groundwater wells running dry, fish populations becoming stranded before they are able to spawn and protected wetland ecosystems turning into dry landscapes.

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

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Season 4, Episode 6:  Submerged: Indigenous Communities and Mega-Hydro Projects

In the quest to find clean, renewable sources of energy, we turn to a familiar method: hydroelectricity. Today, the ancient method of harnessing the power of flowing water is hitting enormous new heights. Hydroelectric dams are some of the biggest human-made structures in the world. As humans dam more and more rivers, the scale and sheer size of these structures continues to grow.

But in trying to meet our future electrical demand, are we pursuing a technology that is harming communities, rivers and environments?

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Of Interest

TEDx University of Saskatchewan

Did you know USask is gearing up for a future TEDxUniversityofSaskatchewan event? Do you have an idea worth spreading? Apply to speak or perform today! #BeWhatTheWorldNeeds

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The Canadian Geophysical Union (CGU) Annual Meeting will be held over a 4-day period, 7-10 May, 2023 and we are meeting in person, back in Banff. We hope that this Congress will bring all of the CGU community together. We will also be joined in 2023 by the Canadian Society of Agricultural and Forestry Meteorology (CSAFM).

At this time, we invite proposals for scientific sessions, either in your particular area of expertise and interest or in broad, general interest, topic areas. Sessions may be proposed for either oral or poster presentation by editing the attached template. Oral sessions will be organized into 90-minute blocks of six 15-minute presentations, or one 30-minute lead presentation followed by four 15-minute presentations. We ask you to identify your primary section affiliation (hydrology, biogeociences, geodesy, Solid Earth or CSAFM) and if appropriate a joint session partner section.

Please submit your session proposals, using the format indicated on the template, by email to no later than December 15th.

Join Us for MaiMai Field day
Celebrating 50 years of research at Maimai catchement in Reefton, NZ.  To book your spot, please visit the link below.

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In the News

State of glaciers in the Canadian Rockies is 'dire right now,' expert warns
October 25th, 2022 - CTV Calgary

Climate Models Show a "Surprisingly Resilient" Elbow River

September 2022 - EWRP

How current climate change trends are impacting severe weather in Saskatchewan
July 19th, 2022 - Global News

Could a fatal glacial collapse happen in Alberta? It almost has.
July 7th, 2022 - CBC News

Recent Publications

Wauchope-Thompson, Michelle S., Barbara J. Cade-Menun, and Helen M. Baulch. "Phosphorus forms by depth in sediments from the Qu’Appelle lakes, Saskatchewan, Canada." Frontiers in Environmental Science (2022): 1171.

Aubry-Wake, Caroline, Pierrick Lamontagne-Hallé, Michel Baraër, Jeffrey M. McKenzie, and John W. Pomeroy. "Using ground-based thermal imagery to estimate debris thickness over glacial ice: fieldwork considerations to improve the effectiveness." Journal of Glaciology (2022): 1-17.

Using ground-based thermal imagery to estimate debris thickness over glacial ice: fieldwork considerations to improve the effectiveness, Christophe Kinnard, Stéphane Campeau, and John W. Pomeroy. "Landscape and climate conditions influence the hydrological sensitivity to climate change in eastern Canada." Journal of Hydrology (2022): 128595.

Aygün, Okan, Pomeroy, J. W., T. Brown, X. Fang, K. R. Shook, D. Pradhananga, R. Armstrong, P. Harder et al. "The cold regions hydrological modelling platform for hydrological diagnosis and prediction based on process understanding." Journal of Hydrology (2022): 128711.

Chris Spence, Zhihua He, Kevin Shook, John Pomeroy, Colin Whitfield, and Jared Wolfe. "Assessing runoff sensitivity of North American Prairie Pothole Region basins to wetland drainage using a basin classification–based virtual modeling approach." Hydrology and Earth System Sciences Discussions (2022): 1-43.


Job Opportunities

New - Hydrologist
Government of Yukon, Environment

Water Resources Specialist
Environment and Climate Change Canada

Knowledge Mobilization Specialist
College of Education - University of Saskatchewan

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

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



Student/PDF Opportunities

New -  Postdoctoral Position in Machine Learning-based Seasonal Runoff Forecasting
University of Saskatchewan

Postdoctoral position on extreme precipitation events over the Canadian Rockies
Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), Montréal
Multiple positions

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

Postdoctoral Fellow – Water Temperature Modelling
McMaster University

Water-Health Post Doctoral Fellow
University of Saskatchewan

Transdisciplinary Integration (Lake Futures)
University of Waterloo

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

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

UCAR Next Generation Fellowships 2022
UCAR - Boulder Co

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


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