Cold Regions Warming – art exhibit virtual tour

Climate change: art with Russian roots helps Canadian scientists
Representative Office of Rossotrudnichestvo in Great Britain

An exhibition of art by Gennady Ivanov opened in London, as part of an international multimedia project “Transitions”. The artist, born in Russia and raised in Belarus, presented works that help viewers visualize the impact of climate change on the cold regions of Russia and Canada. The project also includes a meeting with climate scientists John Pomeroy and Trevor Davis. Both the artist and the scientists emphasize that human-induced climate change is a greater challenge to humanity than the Covid-19 pandemic.

View the full article and watch the tour here.


New Article – John Pomeroy’s love of place fuels world-leading scientific work

Bryn Levy
Star Phoenix, November 19, 2020

“Maybe it sounds silly, but I really have to love a place to understand it scientifically as well.”

Growing up downwind of Lake Erie may have helped steer John Pomeroy toward a career in water science.
“I was always taught ‘never touch lake water,’ ” he says of his childhood in northern Ohio.

“The area I lived in was very polluted. The river nearby would catch fire because of the heavy oil slicks on it. Lake Erie was dying at the time and the stench of dead fish off it was awful,” Pomeroy, now 60, says from his home just outside Saskatoon.

Pomeroy currently serves as Canada research chair in water resources and climate change at the University of Saskatchewan, as well as director of the school’s Global Water Futures Programme and the University of Saskatchewan Centre for Hydrology.

Read the full article here.

Royal Society of Canada Celebration of Excellence and Engagement virtual presentations will showcase Centre members

November 23 to 29, 2020

In partnership with the University of Toronto,, the 2020 COEE will be a week-long scholarly, scientific and artistic exploration with enhanced digital engagement. Over seven days, from November 23 to November 29, over 1,000 delegates will engage in 50+ sessions featuring the insights of hundreds of scholars, artists and scientists on the key issues of our time. There will be two international symposia: the G7 Research Summit on the Future of Digital Health; and a virtual symposium organized by the University of Toronto celebrating the 100th anniversary of the discovery of insulin, exploring the legacy of this discovery, and examining its intersections with COVID-19 research.
Nearly all activities will be live, and then made available for download. Some activities will be open discussions, others will be presentations of the latest research findings followed by Q&A. However, most important is that all activities provide opportunities for engagement, learning, and the exchange of insights and experience. All are welcome, all are invited to contribute.

Dr. John Pomeroy and Centre PhD student, Carolyn Aubry-Wake will participate in the Rowmanowski Lecture at 3:30 pm, Tuesday, November 24 EST

For more information, registration, and link to the agenda, go to:


Core Modelling Webinar Series to feature Pomeroy, Clark, and other Centre for Hydrology members

The Core Modelling Webinar Series hosted by the Core Modelling Team of the Global Water Futures program is a monthly event that will commence from September 2020. Many of the Core Modelling meetings have been on the mechanics of the work, therefore, this series will specifically highlight the major science advances from different Core Modelling Themes. The webinar series is also expected to provide opportunities for identifying and developing cross-theme linkages and collaboration with other GWF projects.

For the webinar schedule and to register, go to:

New Article – Global Water Futures projects

USask-led Global Water Futures announces 12 new projects to advance water security across Canada

Mark Ferguson, and USask Research Profile and Impact
USask News

Oct 28, 2020

After four years of transformative research, the University of Saskatchewan (USask)–led Global Water Futures (GWF) program—the world’s largest university-led freshwater research program —is launching the second phase of its seven-year mission with a $2.5-million investment in 12 new critically important water security projects.

Read the article here.