2013 Alberta Floods Panel in Banff

The 2013 Flood: What Happened, Why It Happened, and What We Might Expect

Thursday, May 1, 7 to 9 PM: Whyte Museum, Banff, Alberta
Admission by Donation

Join the Centre for Hydrology’s Professor John Pomeroy, Canada Research Chair in Water Resources & Climate Change at the University of Saskatchewan; Paul Whitfield, Senior Research Fellow with the Centre for Hydrology; and Bob Sandford, Chair of United Nations Water for Life Decade partnership in Canada, as they discuss the events of the 2013 flood, what we learned from it and how we can move forward.

Jason Mercer Awarded SWS Grant

CH’s Dr Cherie Westbrook writes –

I am very pleased to report that it was just announced that Jason Mercer has won a 2014 SWS Student Research Grant from the Society of Wetland Scientists to help fund his MSc work on resiliency of alpine wetlands to environmental change in the Rockies. These grants are extremely competitive, and only rarely is a student at a Canadian institution awarded one.

Congratulations Jason!

CH Commentary on 2014 Flood Prospects

With snowpack above normal in some parts of the Canadian Rockies and a cold April slowing melt so far, Prof. John Pomeroy has been interviewed by several media outlets on the scientific basis of the 2013 flood and the level of preparedness and prospects for flooding in the future.

The articles are available in PDF format from the following links:

CRHM Computer Modeller Opportunity, Yellowknife

The Centre for Hydrology at the University of Saskatchewan is seeking to hire a
Computer Modeller to work in Yellowknife, NWT

We seek a hydrological modeller with

  • a working knowledge of C++
  • an excellent understanding of northern hydrology and cold regions hydrological processes
  • experience of running hydrological models for prediction
  • hydrometric and hydrometeorological data management experience

Once appointed, the successful applicant will be trained at the Centre for Hydrology, University of Saskatchewan, on the Cold Regions Hydrological Model (CRHM). He or she will then be stationed at the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (ENR) office in Yellowknife. This position is funded by a grant from the Canadian Water Network for the purpose of knowledge application.

The modeller will be responsible for the interactive training of ENR staff on the use and application of CRHM for the purpose of improving their predictive capacity with respect to water resources in the Northwest Territories. The modeller will also work with a model interface developer for the purpose of refining and customising the interface so that it meets the needs of the ENR and their user communities. This is a one-year position commencing 1 April or 1 May 2014, with a salary of $62,000, plus benefits and vacation pay.

Applicants are invited to submit a CV, cover letter and the names and contact details of three referees. Applications and questions regarding this position should be directed to the address below. Applications by email are preferred.

William Quinton,
Cold Regions Research Centre,
Wilfrid Laurier University,
Waterloo, Canada, N2L 3C5.
519-884-0710, ext. 3281