National Water Research Institute scientist Al Pietroniro, right, makes a point about how climate change may affect water supplies during a Feb. 25 public forum as fellow panel member John Pomeroy, U of S Canada Research Chair in Water Resources and Climate Change, looks on. The forum, 'Are the Prairies Drying Out?', attracted 170 people to the Arts 241 lecture theatre. It addressed not just climate change and drought but also other factors affecting water supply including increased water consumption and intensive livestock farming. Held at the same time as the provincial government is conducting a series of public consultations on water conservation, the forum included speakers from Law, Economics, and Agricultural & Bioresource Engineering. The U of S has the largest group of academic hydrologists in Canada and plans a major new Centre for Hydrology.
Photo by Michael Robin