Global Water Futures

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Thursday, June 28th at 12pm PT / 3pm ET

 

In Canada and globally, we are facing unprecedented water-related challenges. Canada has some of the world's highest rates of warming, which impacts infrastructure, institutions, ecosystems and human health. Given that half the world's population and all of Canada are dependent upon water from cold regions, the grand challenge for water science in Canada and globally is: "How can we best forecast, prepare for and manage water futures in the face of dramatically increasing risks?"

Join us for a webinar with guest speaker Dr. John Pomeroy. Dr. Pomeroy will discuss how the multi-national research project, Global Water Futures (GWF), is working with hundreds of researchers to deliver risk management solutions—informed by leading-edge water science—to manage water futures in Canada and other cold regions where global warming is changing landscapes, ecosystems, and the water environment. In the webinar, Dr. Pomeroy will share highlights of the research to date, and opportunities for the freshwater community to collaborate with GWF researchers.  

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Dr. John Pomeroy is the Canada Research Chair in Water Resources and Climate Change (Tier 1), Distinguished Professor of Geography and Director of the Centre for Hydrology at the University of Saskatchewan, an Honorary Professor of the Centre for Glaciology, Aberystwyth University, Wales, a Visiting Professor of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and an Institute Professor for the Biogeoscience Institute of the University of Calgary. He is a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union and the Royal Geographical Society.

His current research interests are in physical hydrology emphasizing cold regions processes, watershed modeling, snow, forests, mountains, prairies, arctic, hydrometeorology, hydrochemistry, ecohydrology and instrumentation.

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June 28, 2018 at 3pm - 4pm
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Christine Mettler ·
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