Oil and water: university researchers say better monitoring needed to secure vital groundwater supplies

SASKATOON – When it comes to groundwater quality, fracking receives much of the public attention but misses most of the picture, according to hydrogeologists Jennifer McIntosh from...

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CFI awards USask researchers $1.3M for new tools to advance health, environment and the economy

SASKATOON — Eight University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers have been awarded $1.3 million by the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) for state-of-the-art equipment to supp...

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Artist links with scientists to tell climate change story

Exhibit at Norwich Cathedral a communication of science and art from Canada and the UK.

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New USask hydrology program opens in 2020

The Department of Geography and Planning has “incredible strength” in water science teaching and research, says Dr. Krystopher Chutko (PhD).

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Building the USask brand

The University of Saskatchewan (USask) has been a world-leading university for years. It’s time to let the world know about it.

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Water-sharing experiment suggests people put their own survival first

Imagining how to increase water managers’ empathy for others in a holistic way is critical for our human and planetary future.

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Global water crisis requires collaboration and innovation

The global water crisis requires a portfolio approach and extensive collaborations, USask researcher says.

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Nature paper explains impact of forest management on water resources

USask study finds depth of soil and porous rock beneath trees are crucial factors

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‘Nature needs space’: New USask report makes recommendations to protect Saskatoon’s Swales

A collaborative approach involving various levels of government and regional experts is needed to better understand, and protect, Saskatoon’s Swale ecosystems, says a new report au...

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Toxic metals found in reproductive organs of critically endangered eels

Mystery of shrinking population may be linked to eels devouring their own skeletons

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Downpours of torrential rain more frequent with global warming—USask-led study

The frequency of downpours of heavy rain—which can lead to flash floods, devastation, and outbreaks of waterborne disease—has increased across the globe in the past 50 years, resea...

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USask researchers awarded nearly $11 M in natural sciences, engineering grants

SASKATOON – University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers have been awarded nearly $11 million to tackle wide-ranging and critically important issues including cannabis, water qua...

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Putting research into active use: HYPE an international example of success

Global Water Futures (GWF) has developed a number of important international linkages, expanding its scientific activities to address water issues globally.

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Global Water Futures gets U.N. recognition

USask-led Global Water Futures has been designated as one of only three Regional Hydroclimate Projects (RHP) in the world by the GEWEX (Global Energy and Water Exchanges) project o...

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USask-led Global Water Futures launches six projects co-led with Indigenous partners

In a unique approach to improving water security through western science and Indigenous knowledge, the University of Saskatchewan-led Global Water Futures (GWF)—the world’s largest...

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USask study says more snow, earlier melt will challenge Arctic communities in future

University of Saskatchewan researchers with the Global Water Futures (GWF) program have provided the first detailed projections of major water challenges facing Western Arctic comm...

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Recent INARCH Activities and the 4th INARCH Workshop

Santiago and Portillo, Chile 24-26 October 2018

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Scientists reveal substantial water loss in global landlocked regions

MANHATTAN — Along with a warming climate and intensified human activities, recent water storage in global landlocked basins has undergone a widespread decline. A new study reveals ...

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USask and NRCan sign MOU to advance national water security

OTTAWA – At a special ceremony today, the University of Saskatchewan (USask) and Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) signed a five-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will str...

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Funding awarded to GIWS researchers to mitigate greenhouse gases in agriculture

GIWS researchers receive funding for leading-edge projects to reduce environmental impacts in the agriculture sector.

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Groundwater in peril: U.S. fresh groundwater supply smaller than originally thought

The United States (U.S.) fresh groundwater supply is smaller than originally thought due to stresses to these critical resources from both the top down and the bottom up, says a Un...

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Jeff McDonnell receives 2018 Distinguished Researcher Award

The professor with the School of Environment and Sustainability and associate director of the Global Institute for Water Security was presented with the university's highest honour...

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Remembering Ric Janowicz

Ric Janowicz (1953-2018), the Yukon’s only resident hydrologist, spent more than three decades studying the territory’s waterways to learn more about the environment and keep Yukon...

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Unprecedented study reveals major shifts and threats to global freshwater supplies

An article in the research journal Nature by the incoming executive director of the Global Institute for Water Security (GIWS) reveals the dramatic impact of climate change and hum...

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