Wildfires are contributing to the melting of glaciers
Vanese M. Ferguson
April 26, 2022
University of Saskatchewan hydrology researchers have discovered that exposure to wildfire smoke can cause glaciers to melt faster which affects mountain runoff. The mountain runoff in turn provides major freshwater resources downstream.
Read the full article here: https://www.cjwwradio.com/2022/04/26/143582/
After weeks of moisture, drought conditions ease in parts of Prairies
April 30, 2022
One hydrology expert says drought has ended in parts of Saskatchewan
Read the full article here: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/prairie-drought-relief-1.6437105
Who’s who in the CGU Hydrology Section? Cherie Westbrook
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Wildfire smoke accelerates glacier melt, affects mountain runoff: USask research
April 26, 2022
As global temperatures rise, wildfires are becoming more common. A new study by University of Saskatchewan (USask) hydrology researchers found that exposure to wildfire smoke can cause glaciers to melt faster, affecting mountain runoff that provides major freshwater resources for life downstream.
Read the full article here: https://news.usask.ca/articles/research/2022/wildfire-smoke-accelerates-glacier-melt,-affects-mountain-runoff-usask-research.php
Women in Leadership: Dr. Corinne Schuster-Wallace works toward a more sustainable future
April 22, 2022
On Earth Day, the USask water expert discusses the Sustainable Development Goals and how individuals can improve water and energy efficiency
Read the full article here: https://artsandscience.usask.ca/news/articles/7523/Women_in_Leadership_Dr_Corinne_Schuster_Wallace_works_toward
Bow River flows set to bounce back in time for irrigation season
Alberta Farmer Express
April 21, 2022
A big snowpack comes to the rescue after water levels in the Bow fell to near-record lows last fall
Read the full article here: https://www.albertafarmexpress.ca/news/bow-river-flows-set-to-bounce-back-in-time-for-irrigation-season/
U of S research imagery competition winners show beauty in knowledge
April 15, 2022
The eighth-annual photo competition shows viewers the beauty of knowledge, as seen by local researchers.
Read the full article here: https://thestarphoenix.com/entertainment/local-arts/u-of-s-research-imagery-competition-winners-selected
USask experts collaborate on international project to transform water predictions
April 6, 2022
A team of hydrologists from the University of Saskatchewan (USask) and University of Calgary (UCalgary) comprises the Canadian contingent in an unprecedented international collaboration that aims to revolutionize flood predictions across North America.
Read the full article here: https://news.usask.ca/media-release-pages/2022/usask-experts-collaborate-on-international-project-to-transform-water-predictions.php
Opinion: Time running out to secure Saskatchewan’s water prosperity
Baljit Singh, John Pomeroy
April 6, 2022
The world needs more of what Saskatchewan has to offer and everything we produce needs freshwater.
Read the full article here: https://thestarphoenix.com/opinion/opinion-time-running-out-to-secure-saskatchewans-water-prosperity/wcm/1e72bd54-5cb8-4e8b-a856-a1465fae2a31
Melting glaciers will increase risk of floods in Alberta mountains, experts warn
March 30, 2022
The rise in temperature due to climate change has caused changes in precipitation patterns affecting the surface and groundwater and increasing the risk of landslides, which “occur as a result of changes in rainfall patterns, but also glacier retreat,” Shugar said.
Read the full article here: https://calgaryjournal.ca/2022/03/30/melting-glaciers-will-increase-risk-of-floods-in-alberta-mountains-experts-warn%ef%bf%bc/