U of S hosts research event for World Water Day

SASKATOON - The University of Saskatchewan's (U of S) Global Institute for Water Security (GIWS) has partnered with the Canadian Water Resources Association (CWRA) to host an event honouring World Water Day and showcasing advances in student and faculty water research activities.

The afternoon features a line-up of speakers, including a presentation by the recipient of the GIWS Water Security Research Excellence award, Tim Jardine. An assistant professor in the School of Environment and Sustainability, Jardine's research focuses on understanding how natural and man-made flooding cycles impact animal and plant life, as well as communities reliant on rivers for their livelihoods. The event finishes with a Water Leaders of Tomorrow student and post-doctoral fellow poster competition from 4:30-6:30 pm.

Wednesday, March 23, 2 pm
Diefenbaker Canada Centre
101 Diefenbaker Place
University of Saskatchewan 

Opening remarks: Howard Wheater, Canada Excellence Research Chair in Water Security and director, GIWS, and Robert Halliday, CWRA.

Video screening and presentation: Emily Anderson, MSc candidate and winner of the GIWS video contest.

Keynote address: Do rivers need floods?: Tim Jardine, assistant professor and Water Security Research Excellence Award recipient.

Multivariate Multisite Statistical Downscaling of Atmosphere-Ocean General Circulation Model Outputs over the Canadian Prairie Province: Zilefac Elvis Asong, Best Doctoral Thesis Award in Water Security Research recipient.

Protecting the source: First Nations and drinking water protection on the Prairies, Robert Patrick, professor and CWRA member.


For more information, contact:
Meagan Hinther
Communications Specialist
University of Saskatchewan
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