Sustainability of high-mountain water sources focus of new UNESCO Chair
March 17, 2023
Nearly four billion people worldwide depend on water from the high mountains for survival. Drinking water supplies, agriculture, power, energy, industry and surrounding ecosystems are all reliant on the ‘water towers of the Earth.’
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From doctoral thesis to coffee-table book, for USask researcher
August 25, 2022
University of Saskatchewan (USask) doctoral student Caroline Aubry-Wake woke up on Wednesday morning to her phone buzzing out of control.
Read the full article here: https://news.usask.ca/articles/research/2022/from-doctoral-thesis-to-coffee-table-book,-for-usask-researcher.php
A touch of moisture on the way after hot, dry summer
CTV News Calgary
August 22, 2022
Some relief is coming for crispy lawns and gardens in the city, but not nearly enough to reach deep into the soil.
Read the full article here: https://calgary.ctvnews.ca/a-touch-of-moisture-on-the-way-after-hot-dry-summer-1.6037937
La fonte des glaciers de l’Ouest canadien
Les Années Lumières
20 mai 2022
Cette semaine encore, on avait de mauvaises nouvelles au sujet de l’intensification de la crise climatique. L’organisation météorologique mondiale rapporte que des records ont été battus en 2021 pour quatre marqueurs clés, soit les concentrations de gaz à effet de serre, l’élévation du niveau de la mer, la température et l’acidification des océans. Alexandre Touchette s’est intéressé dans ce contexte à la fonte des glaciers des Rocheuses canadiennes.
U of S researcher says smoke from wildfires causes an increase in glacier melt
May 2, 2022
Caroline Aubry-Wake has been studying how wildfire smoke affects the pace of glacier melt. She speaks with host Leisha Grebinski about how her findings may help scientists understand the impact of wildfires on places like Mount Everest.
Listen to the story here: https://www.cbc.ca/listen/live-radio/1-88-saskatoon-morning/clip/15909906-u-s-researcher-says-smoke-wildfires-causes-increase
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
Verdict still out on this year’s snow
The Western Producer
March 17, 2022
Snow sitting on previously parched prairie soil may be just the thing to recharge moisture levels. But it depends.
Read the full article here: https://www.producer.com/news/verdict-still-out-on-this-years-snow/
B.C. Flooding: Scenes of Suffering and Solidarity, As Climate Experts Warned of Bigger Picture
The Energy Mix
December 20, 2021
November 25, 2021: Heartbreak and heroism were everywhere in the unfolding story of the British Columbia floods, while those watching from near and far warned any policy-makers and public still unconvinced of the need for rapid, concerted climate action to think again, and quickly.
Read the full article here: https://www.theenergymix.com/2021/12/20/b-c-flooding-scenes-of-suffering-and-solidarity-as-climate-experts-warned-of-bigger-picture/
Anxious about climate change? Here’s what you need to know about ‘ecological grief’
November 19, 2021
The effects of severe weather and climate change are becoming impossible to ignore, and that’s leading to feelings of ‘ecological grief’
Read the full article here: https://globalnews.ca/news/8380734/climate-change-anxiety/
Corinne Schuster-Wallace, Robert (Bob) Sandford
IRPP Policy Options
September 13, 2021
Water has been an issue even in a pandemic, with drought, floods and lack of access. A commitment to freshwater management that values water is key.
See the article here: https://policyoptions.irpp.org/magazines/septembe-2021/making-the-promised-canada-water-agency-a-reality/