University of Saskatchewan Updates
As close monitoring of COVID-19 continues, GIWS will work closely with USask and our home departments to keep you informed on best practices and recommendations. Please visit updates.usask.ca for the latest updates and policies from USask.
The following is a list of updates regarding the GIWS response to COVID-19. We will continue to keep this list as up-to-date as possible.
World Water Day Celebration
The World Water Day celebration scheduled for March 19 has been cancelled. The associated Trivia Night hosted by the GIWS SYR has been postponed.
Saskatoon Water Week
Until further notice, the Saskatoon Water Week, originally scheduled for June 13-19, has been postponed. Future dates will be announced in the near future.
5th International Conference on Hydrology and Earth System Science for Society (HESSS5)
Until further notice, HESSS5, originally scheduled for June 15-19, has been postponed. New dates will be announced in the near future.
Let's Talk About Water Film Festival
Until further notice, the Let's Talk About Water Film Festival, originally scheduled as part Saskatoon Water Week (June 13-19), has been postponed. New dates will be announced in the near future.
Water Film Prize
Currently, the Water Film Prize (both the International and Youth prizes) are still being offered. However, the submission deadline may change. Such changes will be announced here and across the Let's Talk About Water website as they occur.
The following is a list of updates regarding the GWF response to COVID-19. We will continue to keep this list as up-to-date as possible.
A message from the Director of Global Water Futures:
The situation regarding the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is evolving rapidly and we are keeping a close eye on updates from our universities, our government, and from others around the world.
As such, the organizing committee is looking at alternative options to our in-person Annual Open Science Meeting, GWF2020, that is scheduled in Waterloo, ON from May 10-13, 2020.
At this time, we do not encourage anyone to book travel as we do not anticipate that an in-person meeting will take place this spring. However, we encourage all of you to continue to save the dates as we look into alternate options to continue with GWF2020.
John Pomeroy, GWF Director
The University of Saskatchewan offers many resources to help you with working remotely:
Technical information and guides - such as connecting to your work computer, accessing email and files, and attending remote meetings
Offering courses remotely - Information to assist USask instructors for setting up remote courses
Remote work health & wellness - Tips for maintaining your physical and mental health while working remotely
COVID-19 prevention and wellness - Best practices for preventing COVID-19 spread
USask updates & resources - Best place for updates and further resources regarding the University of Saskatchewan's COVID-19 response