CH Provides Insights on Flood-Risk to Media

Members past and present of the Centre for Hydrology have again been asked by various branches of the media to provide insights relating to snowmelt and the potential for flooding in Saskatchewan.
CH Director Prof. John Pomeroy and alumna Nathalie Brunet both contributed to a piece broadcast by the French language service of Radio Canada, which focused on the challenges of predicting flood risk in the Province, and the potential for automating forecasting methods. The clip is available here.
Dr Cherie Westbrook was asked by Global TV about the likelihood of imminent flooding in and around Saskatoon: the interview is available online here.
Prof. Pomeroy also provided an overview of the role of albedo in governing the timing and rate of snowmelt for The Afternoon Edition on Radio Canada: the interview is posted here and here.
The same theme was covered in an agricultural context by The Western Producer: the article is available here.

CH contributes to Calgary Herald article

Centre for Hydrology Director Prof. John Pomeroy was asked to contribute to an article in the Calgary Herald, published on 6th April 2013.
The piece looked at the likely prospects for water resources, and risks of both drought and flood, as implied by the spring snowpack on both sides of the Great Divide.
It is available for online viewing here

Opportunities in the Changing Cold Regions Network

The Changing Cold Regions Network (CCRN) is a major new initiative to be led by the Global Institute for Water Security, with substantial participation by members of the Centre for Hydrology, and linking 8 Canadian universities, 4 government agencies and 15 key international academic collaborators.
Participants will study interactions between cryospheric, ecological, hydrological and climate components at multiple scales, with particular emphasis on Western Canada’s rapidly changing cold interior, including the Western Cordillera, Western Boreal Forest, Lowland Permafrost and Prairies, the Saskatchewan, Mackenzie and Peace-Athabasca basins, and the regional climate system.
The network is now seeking a number of world-class post-graduate students and post-doctoral fellows, as detailed in the full listing available in PDF format here. More information about GIWS is available at