GIWS researchers awarded $286,100 in NSERC support

Funding part of a $465 million investment to support more than 4,000 awards across Canada

Three Global Institute for Water Security researchers received a $286,100 boost in funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). Awarded for programs under the School of Environment and Sustainability, the funds will support projects ranging from water quality monitoring to flood forecasting.

“While we know our researchers are doing world class, relevant work, it is always very gratifying to see that the federal funding agencies also see the value and are willing to support our faculty’s vision,” said Toddi Steelman, Executive Director of SENS and GIWS member. 

Karl-Erich Lindenschmidt’s “Ice-jam flood forecasting and ice-jam flood risk assessment” and Saman Razavi’s “Development of a new framework for watershed systems analysis and modelling under climate and environmental changes” were both awarded grants covering a span of five years under the Discovery Grants Program.

Tim Jardine received a grant under Research Tools and Instruments for his project “Detecting hot spots and hot moments in river health by combining real-time water quality monitoring and citizen science.”

The funding is part of a $465 million investment to support more than 4,000 awards across the country resulting from the NSERC 2016 competition for the discovery research programs. The programs, which include funds for scholarships, fellowships, research supplements and equipment grants, support researchers and students who are furthering our understanding of the world and how it works.

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