dry? Managing our water for the future
Howard Wheater, University of Saskatchewan
While Canada is widely perceived as water-rich, forces such
as climate change, pollution and competing water needs are
creating unprecedented challenges to our water security.
Governance issues pose major challenges since many water
bodies cross provincial, state or national borders, with
high-stakes consequences for upstream and downstream jurisdictions.
University of Saskatchewan hydrologist Howard Wheater’s
team of scientists is developing new modelling and forecasting
tools to help society make sustainable water policy choices,
and new science to help governments and land users better
manage agricultural water systems. His work into large-scale
water monitoring and modelling is helping Canada and global
organizations, including NASA, improve their tools for climate
change projection and risk management.
Howard Wheater is Canada Excellence Research Chair in Water
Security at the University of Saskatchewan and leads the
university’s Global Institute for Water Security.
He chaired the Council of Canadian Academies Expert Panel
on Sustainable Management of Water in Agricultural Landscapes
of Canada. Recruited from London’s Imperial College,
Wheater is a world expert in hydrological science, with
extensive experience advising on flood, water resource and
water quality issues around the world.
Organized by: The Partnership Group for Science
and Engineering (PAGSE)
Supported by: CANARIE inc. and Natural Sciences and Engineering
Research Council (NSERC)
--the Speaker of the Senate
--the Speaker of the House of Commons
Date: Thursday May 23, 2013, 7:30 am - 8:45 am
Location: Government Conference Centre, Colonel
Cost: No charge to Members of the House of Commons, Senators
and Media. All others $25
Registration: Please register by contacting Donna Boag, PAGSE
Registration Deadline: Tuesday May 21, 2013