GIWS Director speaks on Canada 150

Howard Wheater discusses what Canada means to him in celebration of Canada's 150th anniversary.

News Update December 2016

Markus Hecker renewed as Canada Research Chair; Yanping Li wins UCAR Outstanding Accomplishment Award; Doug Clark a co-author of WWF Arctic report

Canmore research laboratory to contribute to Global Water Futures program

New Coldwater Laboratory to expand accommodate twenty scientists

Delta Dialogue Network aims to highlight river water issues

Research funded in part by the Global Institute for Water Security may help guide changes in water-flow management to minimize environmental effects on fish.

GIWS researcher helps develop tool to assess environmental risks of chemicals

A University of Saskatchewan research team led by toxicologist Markus Hecker will work with scientists from McGill University and Environment and Climate Change Canada on a $9.6-mi...

News Update November 2016

Doug Clark featured in Arctic Resilience Final Report; Graham Strickert discusses work connecting science and art with Yukon College students; Grant Ferguson talks Husky Oil spill ...

GIWS researcher featured in Arctic Resilience Final Report

Report, which builds on decades of research on social-ecological resilience, launched in Stockholm, Sweden.

How to stop human-made droughts and floods before they start

New Concordia research, co-authored by GIWS researchers, could lead to better protection for river systems

News Update October 2016

John Pomeroy talks Global water Futures in the media; video published of 2016 Delta Days event; U of S and NASA team on snow school.

Indigenous water forum aims for clean drinking water for First Nations

GIWS member and associate public health professor Lalita Bharadwaj featured on MBC for work on clean drinking water.

NASA partners with U of S on a field based course on snow measurement

Intensive field-based course will give fundamental training to students in performing and analyzing snow measurements in the Canadian Rockies

GIWS researchers to present at Indigenous Water Forum

Forum aims to strengthen research relationships for collaborative projects to advance management and policies for improved drinking water

GIWS member speaks on issue of wastewater

Dr. Kerry McPhedron spoke to the media about the costs of the infrastructure needed to treat the water that goes into our rivers

News Update September 2016

University of Saskatchewan awarded $77.8M for Global Water Futures; the official announcement of Global Water Futures takes over the news cycle; Phil Loring awarded $70,000 in SSH...

Global Water Futures featured at environmental conference

John Pomeroy, The Canada Research Chair in Water Resources and Climate Change, was featured alongside several other panelists at Under the Western Skies, a biennial conference on t...

Join us: GIWS is hiring a Director of Finance

As a member of the senior leadership team, the Director of Finance is responsible for providing leadership and strategic advice in areas of financial planning and forecasting, effe...

Elite honours for GIWS researcher

Four University of Saskatchewan researchers have earned national acclaim from one of the most prestigious organizations in the country.

Global Water Futures media review

The Sept. 6 announcement of $77.8M in funding for the Global Water Futures project — the largest university-led water research program ever funded worldwide and the most sizeable a...

U of S awarded $77.8M to lead “Global Water Futures” research program

The University of Saskatchewan (U of S) has been awarded $77.8 million from the Canada First Research Excellence Fund (CFREF) to lead the “Global Water Futures: Solutions to Water ...

News Update August 2016

John Giesy discusses SK oil spill in media; Tim Jardine featured by the Globe & Mail; and the upcoming launch of our Distinguished Lecture Series.

GIWS researcher quoted in oil spill news feature

In a feature published in the Globe and Mail, Tim Jardin said he wants all the raw data from the water test results published, rather than having to rely on Husky’s broad overview

GIWS Associate Director publishes article on The 1-Hour Workday

Jeff McDonnell calls the “one-hour workday” the key to being productive

Fourth Distinguished Lecture Series to start September

Weekly seminar series to feature top water experts from around the world

GIWS researcher speaks on water testing following North Sask. River oil spill

Tim Jardine discusses water quality evaluations following the Husky Energy pipeline oil spill into the North Saskatchewan River in July

GIWS member Christy Morrissey to speak on U of S NSERC successes

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

Alarm raised over the Saskatchewan River Delta

GIWS researchers Graham Strickert and Tim Jardine head symposium to discuss lack of water in ecosystem

News Update July 2016

GIWS to be featured prominently at 2016 American Geophysical Union fall meeting; GIWS director Howard Wheater speaks on water at international lecture series; the GIWS Dragon Boat ...

GIWS makes a splash at dragon boat races

Team Geewiz competes with local teams and raises money for charity during river race

GIWS researchers investigate declining health of Saskatchewan River Delta

Delta Stewardship Symposium to showcase dialogue and scientific research that demonstrates the negative impacts in the Saskatchewan River Delta

GIWS seeks student for joint Sask. & Australia PhD opportunity

PhD project to be based at the U of S and at CSIRO in Australia

GIWS member researches zebra mussels with DNA testing

Tim Jardine featured in Weyburn this Week for his work on the invasive species

Doug Clark helps plan Looking Back, Looking Forward symposium

Day-long event focuses on strengthening Aboriginal partnerships in conservation research

Innovation and technology showcased at MOST facility open house

Visitors at the MOST facility open house view a number of demonstrations designed to propel the development and commercialization of innovative mine waste cover systems

GIWS to host the Secretariat of the Water Future-Canada Hub

Water research hub to be the first one of its kind based in North America

GIWS member works with NASA on forest fire study

Jill Johnstone, an associate professor in the Department of Biology, partners with NASA’s Arctic Boreal Vulnerability Experiment

Howard Wheater speaks on water security at international lecture series

Land and water management, attitudes to environmental flows discussed at 2016 Schultz Oration & Flinders Gold Series Public Lectures at Australian university

News Update June 2016

GIWS researchers awarded $286,100 in NSERC support; Howard Wheater talks water security at Australia's Flinders University; Jeff McDonnel presented with prestigious hydrology awar...

IMII invests in U of S engineering research featuring GIWS member

Deep groundwater systems project to feature Grant Ferguson, GIWS member and associate professor in the U of S Department of Civil and Geological Engineering, as lead investigator

20,000 and counting

Lab manager and isotope technician for the McDonnell Watershed Hydrology Lab reaches milestone number

GIWS researchers awarded $286,100 in NSERC support

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

Predicting wildfires through water research

Western Canada could see a year of both fires and flooding, according to GIWS water researcher

GIWS associate director receives prestigious international hydrology award

Scientific excellence, achievements celebrated at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris

GIWS and Environment Canada to host severe weather safety training

Event aims to show how to use clouds and other features to identify thunderstorm types and associated severe weather

CCRN publish poster on 2013 Alberta flood

Severe weather and water management the focus of flood examination

MOST Facility to host open house

The Facility, the first structure of its kind in Canada, will provide live demonstrations on July 7

News Update May 2016

GIWS launches a joint Twitter account with the School of Environment and Sustainability, members speak on slumping Saskatoon river area and a visit by delegates from the Beijing No...

Lake Diefenbaker the focus of GIWS collaborative research project

Associate professor showcased in special issue of the Journal of Great Lakes Research

GIWS member to deliver distinguished lecture at international water resources conference

Patricia Gober will deliver a lecture at the International Conference on Integrated Water Resources Management 2016 in Bochum, Germany

GIWS to hold annual workshop June 13-14

The workshop is intended to communicate research, training and outreach outcomes

Delegates from the Beijing Normal University, China visit GIWS

The visit comes after the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the BNU and U of S

News Update April 2016

Howard Wheater attends international court of justice's 70th anniversary in the Netherlands; Amin Haghnegahdar talks at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research in Leipzig, ...

News Update March 2016

Students, staff and faculty celebrate water with World Water Day 2016; Jeff McDonnell wins the prestigious IAHS Dooge Medal; Lalita Bharadwaj discusses using two-eyed seeing in res...

World Water Day 2016 Events

GIWS is hosting a day of events on Wednesday, March 23 in honour of World Water Day.

Selenium and aquatic food chains

GIWS members awarded NSERC grant for mining contamination research.

News Update February 2016

GIWS 2014-15 progress report published; John Pomeroy looks forward to Canadian emissions in 2050; an astronaut visits GIWS researchers.

New research videos

View our latest videos discussing modelling and environmental research.

GIWS Progress Report now available

The annual GIWS Progress Report outlines the collective progress of the institute and our members.

News Update January 2016

Howard Wheater on smarter nutrient use; ski resorts and the unpredictability of winter; cutting Agriculture emissions.

Student studies dams to stop algal blooms

Raea Gooding is a former GIWS student member studying with assistant professor Helen Baulch of the School of Environment and Sustainability and GIWS.

Training future water innovators

This article originally appeared in the Fall 2015 edition of our newsletter Water News.

MOST facility prepares to open its doors

This article originally appeared in the Fall 2015 edition of our newsletter Water News

News Update November 2015

Water leadership, Canadian floods, GIWS findings on Lake Diefenbaker released, reversing Canadian 'brain drain' with Howard Wheater.

GIWS researchers explore health of Lake Diefenbaker

GIWS released findings in November 2015 on the health of Lake Diefenbaker that identify water flowing in from the South Saskatchewan River as the principal factor affecting the lak...

News Update October 2015

Disintegrating Rockies, protecting the health of Alberta's Bow River, new master's program in water security, countering climate change by honouring Treaty rights.

Jeffrey McDonnell awarded J. W. George Ivany Award for Internationalization

GIWS associate director Jeff McDonnell received the J.W. George Ivany Internationalization Award during Fall Convocation on October 24, 2015.

Water security and the science agenda

For the 50th anniversary edition of the Water Resources Research Journal, Howard Wheater and Patricia Gober discuss the role of the water science community and the need to fully in...

News Update September 2015

New Master of Water Security degree offered. Jeffrey McDonnell appointed a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. PhD student Jaivime Evaristo publishes a paper in Nature.

U of S offers new master's of water security

The Master of Water Security will train students to examine concerns such as drought, climate change, flooding and water quality using a holistic approach that incorporates not onl...

Making a splash in Nature

A GIWS PhD student's findings in Nature lend new insight into the water cycle.

News Update August 2015

Jill Johnstone on how fire and insects are remaking the planet's vast boreal forest. GIWS congratulates India’s Rajendra Singh on the award of the 2015 Stockholm Water Prize.

$1.8 million awarded for new mine reclamation research facility

The Global Institute for Water Security has been awarded $1.8 million by Western Economic Diversification Canada to establish a research and testing facility to develop and commerc...

U of S launches training program in water security

A new U of S-led program that will train leaders to help solve Canada’s current and future water security problems has been awarded $1.65 million over six years through the Collabo...

2015 GIWS research awards

GIWS honoured the winners of the inaugural institute research awards during World Water Day celebrations on March 20, 2015.

World Water Day 2015 events

GIWS has planned a series of events to celebrate World Water Day and advances in water research at the U of S. The events are taking place March 20.

Solving global water problems with strategic, place-based science

Howard Wheater outlines the new holistic research approach needed to address pressing challenges of water security.

Predicting extreme events

Research profile of Yanping Li, assistant professor in the School of Environment and Sustainability and GIWS member.

The snow enthusiasts

Have you ever thought about how the snow depth changes outside your house over winter? For the second year in a row, a group of young scientists from GIWS are exploring the dynamic...

Jeffrey McDonnell elected to American Geophysical Union council

Jeffrey McDonnell, associate director of GIWS, has been elected to serve as the President of the Hydrology Section of the American Geophysical Union.

Return of the beavers

GIWS members Colin Whitfield, Helen Baulch, Cherie Westbrook and Sun Chun's research paper on beaver-mediated methane emissions was featured in national and international media for...

Balancing Act

This article first appeared in the Fall 2014 edition of the U of S alumni magazine The Green and White

Water worlds

This article originally appeared in the Fall 2014 issue of the U of S alumni magazine, the Green and White

People and water: A dynamic relationship

This article first appeared in the Fall 2014 edition of the U of S alumni magazine The Green and White

Water research and the U of S: A natural fit

This article originally appeared in the Fall 2014 issue of the U of S alumni magazine, the Green and White

Prairie flooding: Preparing for the unpredictable

This article first appeared in the Fall 2014 issue of the U of S alumni magazine The Green and White

Preserving Saskatchewan's prairie jewel

This article first appeared in the Fall 2014 issue of the U of S alumni magazine The Green and White

Real-time data aims to improve Regina and Moose Jaw drinking water

GIWS researcher Helen Baulch is leading a project that uses in-lake sensor technology to inform drinking water treatment and source water protection planning on Buffalo Pound Lake.

Re-establishing wetlands may decrease flood damage

According to a report released by GIWS members through the Centre for Hydrology, saving wetlands may help a lot more than just ducks - it may save infrastructure and communities fr...

Spring 2014 member awards and accolades

GIWS members have been on the receiving end of many awards lately. Here's a listing of recent scholarships and awards won by our members and student members.

Downstream Drama

In February 2014, GIWS and the U of S Department of Drama took research results to the stage with an interactive play, Downstream. Now, researchers are hoping to develop a blueprin...

Research spotlight on Tobacco Creek

The Tobacco Creek Model Watershed is located in south-central Manitoba and is an important site for Global Institute for Water Security researchers studying the effects of agricult...

GIWS releases groundwater and hydrogeology research report

A report by the Global Institute for Water Security presents the first comprehensive survey of the state of groundwater and hydrogeological research in Saskatchewan and outlines th...

Downstream marries water research and performance art

The play Downstream communicates water research results in a new and entertaining way. The performance, put on by GIWS, SENS and the Department of Drama, toured through Saskatchewa...

U of S awarded $800,000 from CFI to help address Saskatchewan river basin water challenges

Institute researchers have received federal funding to provide infrastructure upgrades at sites within the Saskatchewan River Basin.

U of S researchers lead the way on climate change

GIWS will lead a new network of researchers focused on understanding and managing the effects of extreme climate on the Canadian prairies and in other cold western Canadian regions...

GIWS awarded NSERC funding

The Global Institute for Water Security is the recipient of NSERC funding to address climate issues in the cold region of Canada.

Co-operation key to solving water issues

There's a need to bring people together to address these problems, says Wheater.