Welcome to the beta version of the new GIWS website! We are working hard to actively improve this site in the months ahead, and we welcome any feedback you can offer.
Please email giws_web@usask.ca with any concerns or suggestions you may have.

COVID-19 Early Indicators: Wastewater Surveillance for SARS-COV-2 Virus Particles

Click below for up-to-date results and insights from the wastewater COVID-19 early indicators study.

COVID-19 Early Indicators

Women Plus Water Lecture Series

The 2023 Women Plus Water Lecture Series will occur monthly from January 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, and challenges and opportunities facing women in water research. Women Plus Water is an inclusive community and all are welcome to attend.

January - April, 2023
12:30 - 1:30 PM CST
Online via Zoom

Women Plus Water


What About Water?

What About Water? (formerly known as Let's Talk About Water) aims to empower people and communities to connect water science with the stories that bring about solutions, adaptation, and actions for the world's water realities. Communicating about climate change can be difficult. By leveraging the power of storytelling with water science, our What About Water? programs offer conversations, films, and digital resources that inspire action and make complex information more accessible.

What About Water?

Master of Water Security

The Master of Water Security (MWS) is a 24-month interdisciplinary project-based program that focuses on a holistic approach to water security. 

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Global Water Futures

Led by the Global Institute for Water Security, Global Water Futures is the largest and most cited freshwater research program in the world. The program will provide governments, businesses and communities with the risk management tools they need to tackle threats to Canada's water supply and quality.

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The Conversation Canada

conversation-logo.jpg Curated by professionals, the Conversation Canada is an independent source of news and views delivered directly to the public. The articles below are authored by faculty and students, involved in the Global Water Futures community.


How do snowflakes form? Is each snowflake really unique? Why is some snow light and fluffy or heavy? The amazing science of snow

Krystopher Chutko - University of Saskatchewan

Many a writer has mused about snowflakes as a natural work of art. Here’s a scientific look at the amazing nature of snowflakes and snow.

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

Xander Huggins - University of Victoria

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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