Award recognizes USask researcher’s commitment to the public good

Dr. Markus Brinkmann’s (PhD) internationally celebrated investigations into the compounds found in public waterways tell an important story about the health of humans and the envir...

The Canadian Mountain Assessment report released

The Canadian Mountain Assessment: Walking Together to Enhance Understanding of Mountains in Canada features significant contributions from water researchers at USask

The toxin detectives at the University of Saskatchewan

When coho salmon in the Pacific Northwest came floating downstream belly up after waiting for rainfall that would enable them to swim to their spawning grounds, scientists were puz...

Water part of interdisciplinary approach for "Living Skies" postdoctoral fellows

Four Living Skies Postdoctoral Fellows are doing their research within the area of water

Water resources research climbs in international rankings

USask achieved high rankings in multiple areas in both the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings by Subject and the ShanghaiRanking Global Ranking of Academic Subj...

Corinne Schuster-Wallace to lead USask’s Global Institute for Water Security

Dr. Corinne Schuster-Wallace (PhD) is the new executive director of the Global Institute for Water Security (GIWS) at the University of Saskatchewan (USask).

USask water researcher earns prestigious recognition as new RSC scholar

Dr. Helen Baulch (PhD) has been announced as a new member of the Royal Society of Canada’s (RSC) College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists — a prestigious achievement celebra...

USask experts sound warning over wildfire smoke, drought conditions

A record year of wildfires is threatening communities and leaving trails of devastation through forests in British Columbia and Alberta and across the country as far as Nova Scotia...

USask research team receives $250,000 for groundbreaking investigation into Saskatchewan wetlands

An interdisciplinary team of University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers received a quarter of a million dollars from the New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF) Exploration strea...

From prediction to preparedness: How hydrological modelling is helping the Yukon Government forecast flood events

As the surging waters of the Klondike River near Dawson City subsided later in the spring of 2023, officials with the Yukon Government (YG) reflected on how hydrological modelling ...

Caroline Aubry-Wake receives Governor General Award

Dr. Caroline Aubry-Wake (PhD) will receive the 2023 Governor General’s Gold Medal at the 2023 University of Saskatchewan (USask) spring convocation June 6.

Closing gaps in water access to ‘leave no one behind’

Household chores can be a drain on anyone’s time and energy, but picture a scenario where your tap water needs to be boiled or treated before it can be used or consumed. Now compar...

USask-led Global Water Futures marks the end of an era and looks to the future

Hundreds of scientists and researchers from across Canada have gathered in Saskatoon for the finale of the world’s largest university freshwater research program, a seven-year init...

Agro-waste could be the solution to a cleaner water supply in Sask., says USask researcher

Securing a safe water supply for Earth’s growing population is a global goal that is reflected in the long-term sustainability plans of almost every nation. Creatively solving this...

Indigenous Knowledge Keeper and GIWS Partner Gary Carriere receives Honorary Doctor of Science from USask

This spring, the University of Saskatchewan (USask) will celebrate Gary Carriere's extraordinary contributions to his community.

Maimai Field Day

The field day aims to stimulate new interest in research at Maimai—a set of small headwater catchments on the South Island of New Zealand.

GIWS founding director, consultant, honoured for international diplomacy

Wheater, Peach informed on the water dispute between Chile and Bolivia

USask-led research: Majority of world’s protected ecosystems vulnerable to groundwater degradation

Beneath the surface of the Earth’s protected ecosystems lies a hidden threat—the vast majority of these areas rely on groundwater in danger of being contaminated, drained away, or ...

USask water researchers awarded over $1M from Alberta Innovates Program

USask Professors in the Department of Geography and Planning and Global Institute for Water Security Members have been awarded $1,061,338 in new funding from the Alberta Innovates ...

GIWS Members Contribute to the UN 2023 Water Conference

As part of the USask/GIWS Delegation led by VPR Professor Baljit Singh, the Dept of Geography and Planning’s Dr. Corinne Schuster-Wallace and Professor John Pomeroy attended and pr...

Water commitment to SDGs approved by UN

GIWS and USask-led GWF program key partner towards achieving global water goals

Sustainability of high-mountain water sources focus of new UNESCO Chair

Nearly four billion people worldwide depend on water from the high mountains for survival. Drinking water supplies, agriculture, power, energy, industry and surrounding ecosystems ...

Rethinking the global water cycle: research examines mystery behind ancient groundwater

New research out of the University of Saskatchewan (USask)’s Global Institute for Water Security (GIWS) is calling on hydrological researchers to reconceptualize the Earth’s water ...

USask researchers explore how floods and droughts are challenging science and society globally

Floods, droughts, and other water-related disasters are some of the costliest natural events that occur in Canada and around the world. Even with significant global advances in sci...