An overhead look at the Peyto Glacier ice caves, photographed in the summer of 2019 by the Global Institute for Water Security, using an unmanned aerial vehicle. (Photo: Mark Ferguson)

USask water experts named to list of world’s most highly-cited researchers

Two University of Saskatchewan (USask) Global Institute for Water Security researchers have been named to Clarivate’s 2021 Highly-Cited Researchers list. Researchers honoured on this list have published multiple academic papers that rank in the top 1% of citations in their field that year from the global Web of Science.   

Modelling the future of water on Earth 

Dr. Jay Famiglietti (PhD), executive director of the USask Global Institute for Water Security and Canada 150 Research Chair in Hydrology and Remote Sensing, is a leading hydrologist and has previously served as a senior water scientist in the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. His research focuses on using satellites and advanced computer models to track the changing availability of freshwater around the world with a major focus on communicating important findings to the public and the research community. He is a regular advisor to national and international governments on water security issues. 

His research work has been cited approximately 17,610 times across 176 published papers, including in prestigious journals such as Nature and Science. 

Predicting waterflows for global communities 

Dr. Martyn Clark (PhD), associate director of the Centre for Hydrology and Coldwater Laboratory and a professor in the USask College of Arts and Science Department of Geography and Planning, is a leading hydrologist who has recently served as the Editor-in-Chief of Water Resources Research. His research focuses on developing hydrological models and understanding the sensitivity of water resources to climate change. Recent work includes developing computer models to predict changes in streamflow – including the occurrences of floods and droughts – with the USask Centre for Hydrology Computational Hydrology research group as part of the Global Water Futures project. 

His work has been published in 189 publications and cited approximately 15,558 times in academic journals including Nature Climate Change.  

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