Calgary Herald Publishes Op-Ed by CH Director

The Calgary Herald (8th October 2013) has published an ‘op-ed’ by Centre for Hydrology Director Professor John Pomeroy.

In the article, Prof. Pomeroy discusses options for reducing the risks of exposure to, and damage from, events such as this summer’s flooding in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba (which seem set to become Canada’s most expensive natural disaster).

He argues that improved prediction, avoidance and active mitigation should be integrated into a new Canadian national strategy, with hydrological science playing a key role.

The piece is available online here.

Globe and Mail Publishes Sandford Climate Change Article

The Globe and Mail has published an important commentary by Centre for Hydrology Fellow Bob Sandford, focusing on the recently-released Working Group 1 Report of the 5th Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis. The article is available here.

While it is generally accepted in science that global change is occurring and has a substantive anthropogenic cause, and while hydrologists are occupied with better understanding the atmospheric feedbacks and hydrological and water resource impacts of a changing atmosphere on the hydrological cycle and cryosphere, this call for attention and response to the science behind these changes is timely and needed in Canada.