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Upcoming Events

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National 2018 Conference 

Our Common Water Future: Building Resilience through Innovation

May 29 - 31, 2018
Victoria, BC

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The Canadian Society for Hydrological Sciences (CSHS) presents:

Kananaskis Short Course on Principles of Hydrology

January 10 - 21, 2018
Kananaskis Valley, Alberta
 

This ten-day course takes place in the Kananaskis valley, near the Marmot Creek hydrologic research basin. Through both classroom and field work, students examine the physical principles and processes that govern hydrology, with special reference to Canadian conditions. The deadline to register is December 1, 2017. Space is limited and fills up every year, so sign up early to guarantee your spot.


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AB Branch 2018 Conference

Mine the data, Mind the Resource

March 25 - 27, 2018
Red Deer, Alberta

 

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Upcoming Webinars

 

Recent drought effects on Alberta’s forests under a changing climate

November 21, 2017

12:00 Mountain

Ted Hogg, Research Scientist, Natural Resources Canada – Canadian Forest Service

Since the turn of the 21st century, conditions have been exceptionally dry across large areas of the western Canadian boreal forest, especially in Alberta.  In our research, we are using a combination of tree-ring analysis and monitoring of forest plots to examine the impact of recent severe droughts on the growth and health of aspen (poplar) and white spruce forests across the region.  The work includes application of two indicators of moisture conditions relevant to water stress in forests: the Climate Moisture Index and the Soil Moisture Index.   Our results have revealed that the exceptional droughts of 2001-2002 and 2014-2016 have led to widespread decline in both of these commercially important tree species across Alberta’s boreal and parkland zones.  This poses a serious concern for the future, based on model projections of warmer and drier conditions across the region in future under a changing climate.  From a forest management perspective, successful adaptation may require the application of innovative practices aimed at minimizing the negative aspects of climate change (e.g., increased drought, fire and insect damage) while realizing its potential benefits (e.g., increased tree growth from longer growing seasons).

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Saskatchewan 2017/2018 Webinar Series

All webinars start at 12:00 noon Central time

To Register: http://cwraskbranch.wixsite.com/webinars

Tuesday,  December 12, 2017

Environmental Flows for  Large River Deltas

Tim Jardine, University of Saskatchewan


 

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Advances in Ice-Jam Forecasting

Karl Erich-Lindenschmidt, University of Saskatchewan


 

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Moose Jaw River Watershed Stewards

Janine Heinrich, Moose Jaw River Watershed Stewards


 

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Balancing Act: Multipurpose Water Management and Species at Risk

Corie White, Water Security Agency


 

Tuesday,  April 10, 2018

International Water Experiences: Future Considerations for Shaping Canadian Water Management

Russel Boals, Consultant


 

Tuesday, May 81    2018

Smith Project Naturalization/Decommissioning 

Brad Uhrich, Ducks Unlimited Canada


 

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

NASA SWOT Mission

Al Pietroniro, ECCC & University of Saskatchewan


 Become a member and watch recorded webinars at your leisure.


 

CWRA is currently undergoing a website redesign.

Our new website launch date is early 2018. 

Thank you for your patience.

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Project WET Support Materials - Educators Guides

project-wet-sampler 1  Project WET Curriculum and Activity Guide Sampler

36 pages, Try Project WET Activities in the Project WET Curriculum and Activity Guide Sampler.  There are four activities from the Project WET Curriculum and Activity Guide included

Discover flood educator 75 96 Discover Floods Educators Guide
60 pages • photos • illustrations
This valuable 60-page resource helps educators teach students about both the risks and benefits of flooding through a series of engaging, hands-on activities. Acknowledging the different roles that floods play in both natural and urban communities, the book helps young people gain a global understanding of this common--and sometimes dangerous--natural phenomena that affects hundreds of millions of people around the world each year. Complementing its text are photographs that shed light on the aftermath of floods, as well as numerous illustrations to facilitate learning. Students will apply a number of problem-solving techniques to such relevant issues as how to protect yourself and your family should you live in a flood-prone area.

Developed in partnership with the World Meteorological Organization.

wow-14 75x96 WOW! The Wonders of Wetlands
330 pages • b&w photos • illustrations • charts • glossary • resources
K-12 teachers will enjoy using this guide; it features 70 pages of background material followed by more than 40 cross-referenced activities. Every page is thoughtfully laid out with core text, great photographs, side bars, maps, and illustrations to make information clear and quick to use. Activities are organized into five sections: wetlands definitions, wetlands plants and animals, water quality and supply issues, soils, and people. The appendix offers instructions for planning and developing a schoolyard wetland habitat.

conservewateredguidethum 75x98 Conserve Water
307 pages • b&w photos • illustrations • charts • glossary • resources
The Conserve Water Educators Guide provides teachers of middle school and high school students with the ins and outs of water conservation. Background information offers a hydrologic primer; past, present, and future water conservation issues; and case studies ranging from a rancher in west Texas to an ice cream factory in Massachusetts. These real-life examples encourage students to use critical thinking skills to examine different sides of each situation.

hwhpcover 75x98 Healthy Water, Healthy People - Water Quality Educators Guide
220 pages • photos • illustrations • appendix • glossary • cross-references •resources • index
This activity guide is for educators of students in grades 6 through university level. The purpose of this Guide is to raise the awareness and understanding of water quality topics and issues and their relationship to personal, public, and environmental health. Healthy Water, Healthy People will help educators address science standards through interactive activities that interpret water quality concepts and promote diverse learning styles, with foundations in the scientific method. This guide contains twenty-five original activities that link priority water quality topics to real-life experiences of educators and students.

hwhpTestbookcover 75x98 Healthy Water, Healthy People - Field Monitoring Guide
100 pages • photos • illustrations • cross references • glossary • index • resources
This technical reference manual is an excellent companion text that supports all of the Healthy Water, Healthy People publications and materials. The purpose of this manual is to serve as a technical reference for the Healthy Water, Healthy People Water Quality Educators Guide and the Healthy Water, Healthy People Testing Kits, yielding in-depth information about ten water quality parameters. The manual answers questions about water quality testing using technical overviews, data interpretation guidelines, case studies, chemical formulas, testing kit activities, laboratory demonstrations, and much more.

WatershedManagerEducatorGuide 75x97 The Watershed Manager Educators Guide
193 pages • photos • illustrations • charts and graphs • maps • appendix • index
This 193-page guide contains 19 science-based, multi-disciplinary activities that teach what a watershed is, how it works, and why we must all consider ourselves watershed managers. An extensive background section introduces readers to fundamental watershed concepts. Each activity adapts to your local watershed, contains e-links for further internet research, and is correlated to the National Standards for Science.

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Executive Director, Environmental & Municipal Management Services - Water Security Agency - Closes November 24, 2017

Water Security Agency (WSA) is seeking a motivated and enthusiastic leader for our
Environmental & Municipal Management Services group. This group is vital in helping WSA
achieve its vision to support water protection, economic growth, quality of life and environmental
well-being for the people of Saskatchewan. An opportunity exists at this time and with this role
to sustain existing and create and apply new concepts to facilitate developing, implementing
and evaluating WSA’s drinking water, wastewater, water quality, aquatic habitat protection
approvals and habitat assessment programs to achieve this vision.
To learn more about the work we do and this position, visit www.wsask.ca.

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