UCalgary hosts new UNESCO Chair in Mountain Water Sustainability


UNESCO recently announced the creation of its Chair in Mountain Water Sustainability, which will be hosted by the University of Calgary and co-held alongside researchers from the University of Saskatchewan, Universidad de Chile, and Tribhuvan University in Nepal. Six chairholders from the four universities will collaborate to address the challenges of sustaining and managing mountain waters in the face of climate change. Throughout this endeavour, the chairholders have expressed that they are committed to creating research in collaboration with local water users and Indigenous knowledge holders. Chair Co-Lead and UCalgary Professor Frederick Wrona said that the international program will “help build the necessary resilience and adaptation strategies to ensure the long-term sustainability of mountain-based communities, economies and ecosystems.”

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