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CWRA Scholarships in Water Resources

The Canadian Water Resources Association annually offers five scholarships awarded to graduate students whose programs of study focus on applied, natural, or social science aspects of water resources.

  • The $5,000 Dillon Consulting Scholarship is awarded to the highest ranked of the applicants. Funding is provided by Dillon Consulting Ltd. on an annual basis.
  • The $2,000 Ken Thomson Scholarship is awarded to the second highest ranked applicant. The Ken Thomson Scholarship is awarded from a special fund set up in his honour.
  • In addition, three $1,500 scholarships are awarded from the general funds of the Canadian Water Resources Association. All applicants receive a one-year membership in the Canadian Water Resources Association.

Scholarship Committee Congratulates the 2016 Scholarships Winners

As always, the quality of the applications was excellent. Five scholarships were awarded. The following recipients were announced at this year's annual conference which was recently held in Winnipeg, Manitoba, published in WaterNews and on the CWRA website.


School Department   Program


Research Title

Laura Beamish

University of Calgary

Department of Geoscience

Dillon ($5,000)

Modelling Groundwater Contributions to Winter Streamflow in Alpine Watersheds

Michael Zima

University of British Columbia

Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences

Ken Thompson ($2,000)

Biogeochemical Characterization of the Hyporheic Zone below the Fraser River near Vancouver, BC

Dalal Hanna

McGill University

Department of Natural Resource Sciences

Memorial ($1,500)

Improving the Sustainable Use and Conservation of Riverine Ecosystem Services

Alison Murata

University of Alberta

Department of Renewable Resources

CWRA ($1,500)

Remediation of Ground Water and Soil Contaminated with Salts and Chlorinated Organic Compounds

Rachel Bazile

University of Quebec and Chicoutimi

Department of Applied Sciences

CWRA ($1,500)

Long Term Weather Forecasting: Impact for the Management of Hydroelectric Works in Quebec

In addition to the Scholarships all applicants are given a 1 year membership in CWRA

Scholarship Criteria Information and Application Forms

Support the Scholarship Program

Make a donation to support the CWRA scholarship program. A charitable tax receipt is provided for all donations to the CWRA of $15 or more. A donation can be made using the online form or by contacting the CWRA Membership Office.

Past Winners

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