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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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Upcoming Webinars
River Ice Speaker Poster 2017 Professional

 

The Ice Boom Broke! Now What?? Understanding and Managing Ice During the Construction of the Keeyask Generating Station  

Understanding and managing ice on the mighty Nelson River in northern Manitoba is critical to reduce ice related risks during the construction of the Keeyask Generating station.  Years of monitoring and modelling of the ice processes along the river indicated that an ice boom would be required to protect the construction areas, but what happens when the ice boom fails? This presentation describes the ice processes, the ice boom design and construction and some of the actions that were required when the ice boom failed.

November 16th, 2017 (1-2pm) at the University of Manitoba (EITC E2-105)

Presented by : Mike Morris, M.Sc., P.Eng.  Manitoba Hydro

Free for CWRA-SYP! Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Webinar fee for professionals: $10 – register via PayPal here.


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

November 21, 2017

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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.


 

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Our new website launch date is early 2018. 

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2013 British Columbia Conference

Watershed Divides and Political Boundaries: Working Together or Flowing Apart?

March 5-7, 2013

Vancouver, BC, Canada

British Columbia is a mountainous province with abundant water resources that sustain a diverse range of economic, environmental, and social values.  British Columbia is the headwaters of major river systems that flow across regional, provincial and/or international boundaries, creating opportunities and challenges for working with neighbouring jurisdictions on water management issues.  Multiple jurisdictions, First Nations, and stakeholders often overlap on water-related issues even in watersheds wholly contained within the province’s boundaries – particularly in the largest of these, the Fraser River watershed.

The theme of “Watershed Divides and Political Boundaries: Working Together or Flowing Apart?” was chosen for the 2013 BC Branch Conference. The conference provided a forum for the discussion of technical and policy issues related to water management within British Columbia and in neighbouring jurisdictions. The following sessions examined the progress and innovation being made towards these objectives:

  • Water Management in Major Basins:
  1. Fraser Basin
  2. Columbia Basin
  3. Okanagan Basin
  4. Mackenzie Basin (Peace and Athabasca Sub-basins)
  5. Canada / USA International Basins
  • Hydrotechnical Topics:
  1. Hydrometric Data Collection
  2. Climatic and Hydrologic Analysis and Modelling
  3. Flood Management and Hydrodynamic Modelling
  4. Urban Water Supply and Environmental Management
  • Workshops and Panel Sessions:
  1. Public Engagement Workshop
  2. Drought Tournament
  3. Floodplain Mapping Panel Session
  4. Canada / USA Water Without Borders Panel Session
  5. Dilution Gauging Field Workshop
  6. CWRA BC Branch Committee Meetings

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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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