Hydroclimatic variability in Canada’s western interior

The objective of this long-term NSERC-funded research program is to develop a better understanding of the nature and forcing of hydroclimatic variability of the past millennium in Canada’s western interior. In our tree-ring lab, we have established a network of...

National Assessment Prairies Chapter

Canada in a Changing Climate: Advancing our Knowledge for Action is the national assessment of how the climate in Canada is changing, the impacts of these changes and how we are adapting to reduce risk. A series of authoritative science...

Natural and Anthropogenic Forcing of Hydroclimatic Variability in the North Saskatchewan River Basin

The objective of this project is to provide the industrial partner, EPCOR Utilities Inc., with projections of future climate and runoff in the North Saskatchewan River Basin (NSRB) that consider both natural variability and human caused climate change. We will...

Security and Resiliency of Prairie Industrial Water Supplies

The research problem addressed by this project is the security and resiliency of prairie industrial water supplies in a changing climate. This problem is significant because water-consumptive industries in the Prairie Provinces are a major contributor to the national economy,...

Climate Risks to Energy Production in the Saskatchewan River Basin

The objective of this major project is to evaluate climate change risks to industrial water supplies in the lower North Saskatchewan River Basin (NSRB) of east-central Saskatchewan. Achieving this objective requires knowledge of both the regional consequences of global warming...

Community Hydrologic Drought Response

The objective of this project is to build community capacity to deal effectively with hydrologic drought in the context of a changing climate, and increase the capacity of watershed stewardship organizations/associations to develop drought education and drought planning for RMs/communities...

Agricultural Water Management to Achieve Climate Resilience

The objective of this project is to enhance agricultural producers’ capacity to successfully cope with climate change as it relates to agricultural water management, by incorporating climate change adaptations and strategies into the design and development of their agricultural drainage...

Meta-analysis: Impacts of climate change on water security in the Edmonton Metropolitan Region

This project is an assessment of existing information and data relating to the impact of climate change on water security (the balance between future supply and demand) in the Edmonton Metropolitan Region (EMR). This meta-analysis of existing knowledge will support...

Spatial analysis of changing climate and the climate rating of Saskatchewan’s arable agricultural land for property assessment purposes

This study is a collaborative effort by the Saskatchewan Assessment Management Agency (SAMA), Information Systems Management (ISM) Canada, and the University of Regina (funded by MITACS). SAMA is responsible for property assessment of agricultural land for tax base purposes. SAMA...