USask research aims to identify how ‘thirsty’ forests affect water availability

Understanding when, how and where plants get water has major effects on farming and forestry in Canada

USask researcher participates in national water survey as part of oil sands research

Scientists are studying ways for plants and their associated microbes to clean up wastewater from oil sands operations.

Deep Water: Researchers find more below than previously thought

More water lies within the Earth’s continental crust than previously thought, according to new estimates published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters, which indicates the ...

Agricultural Rebound Phenomenon: USask researchers warn of increased water demand on the South Saskatchewan River Basin

As farmers adopt high-tech irrigation systems to manage water use for economic, conservation, and environmental reasons, University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers suggest poli...

USask Ranked No. 15 Globally, No. 1 in Canada, for Water Resources Research

The Global Institute for Water Security at the University of Saskatchewan has moved up in the 2021 Shanghai Rankings to #15 from #20 in 2020.

USask PhD student seeks to better design agricultural drainage projects as farmers face more extreme precipitation

As the world continues to grapple with extreme weather events linked to climate change, an award-winning University of Saskatchewan (USask) graduate student is focused on improving...

Important environmental issues tackled in two timely new USask courses

Two timely new courses to be offered at the University of Saskatchewan this fall will address environmental and sustainability issues of global importance.

Managing water supply in changing times

When talking about future water issues, Dr. Jay Famiglietti (PhD) says there are two main concerns: Population growth and climate change.

NSERC CREATE for Water Security leaves lasting impact

As a unique water security training program wraps up at the University of Saskatchewan (USask), the program’s leaders look back on the past six years as an overwhelming success.

GIWS Members Contribute Chapter to National Issues Report

Members of the Global Institute for Water Security have led the production of the Water Resources chapter in Natural Resource Canada's National Issues Report.

GIWS Researcher Receives Long Term Service Award from International Association of Hydrogeologists

Grant Ferguson, Professor of Civil, Geological and Environmental Engineering at the University of Saskatchewan, has been recognized for his long-standing involvement with the Inter...

GIWS Researcher Receives CSSS Fellowship

Dr. Bing Si has received a 2021 Fellowship Award from the Canadian Society of Soil Science.

'Major issue in climate change': New modelling predicts the nature of extreme rainstorms in the U.S. is changing

If no changes are made to the rate of global greenhouse gas emissions, storms that used to occur every 20 years on average will instead occur every seven by the end of the century.

USask researchers awarded over $5 million in NSERC Discovery Grants

University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers have been awarded nearly $5.7 million from Canada’s Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council’s (NSERC) Discovery Grants Prog...

USask professors aim to help Saskatchewan kids notice nature this summer

University of Saskatchewan (USask) faculty members are among the collaborators on a new initiative that encourages children and youth to go outside and learn more about the natural...

Scientists measure new depths at the bottom of the hydrologic cycle

For the first time, researchers have mapped groundwater circulation up to five kilometres below the surface—one of the first attempts to document the deepest parts of the hydrologi...

Virtual Water Gallery brings together a world of art and science 

A team of researchers from the University of Saskatchewan (USask), and others from around the world, are partnering with artists to launch a new online exhibit of art and science t...

Announcing the 2021 GIWS Research Excellence Award Recipients

The last year has been unprecedented, with an unparallel amount of change to how we conduct research. Despite the new challenges, there has been a lot accomplished in advancing wat...

'The continents are drying out:' New USask research shows troubling water trends

A pair of satellites collecting detailed measurements about Earth’s gravitational field are giving researchers an unprecedented look at the state of the planet’s water—and the resu...

Saskatoon COVID-19 wastewater testing results now available to public

Saskatoon residents now have access to the results of wastewater-based epidemiology (WBE) testing for SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing COVID-19, thanks to a partnership between Univer...

New USask research takes aim at improving water security, gender equity, and international co-operation

SASKATOON – A multidisciplinary research team from the University of Saskatchewan (USask) has been awarded $289,000 for a project to develop water security solutions that contribut...

USask model for predicting mountain snowpack provides clearer picture of spring runoff, impacts of climate change

Scientists have developed a way to predict the depth and movement of snowpacks in the Canadian Rocky Mountains which will provide valuable information on spring runoff, risk of flo...

USask partners with Indigenous communities and City of Saskatoon on COVID-19 wastewater study funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada

SASKATOON – A University of Saskatchewan (USask) research team has been awarded $137,392 from the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) to conduct a six-month COVID-19 wastewater s...

University of Saskatchewan and Innovate Canmore partner to boost technology innovation and impact

SASKATOON – The University of Saskatchewan (USask) is building on its long-standing presence in the Town of Canmore and the broader Bow Valley Region in Alberta by engaging with Th...