USask to lead new Global Water Futures Observations network

The University of Saskatchewan recently launched the Global Water Futures Observatories (GWFO), a network of freshwater monitoring and observation stations located across the country. GWFO will provide open access water data in order to act as an early warning system and inform models and policy decisions surrounding water security and sustainability. “What’s powerful about this is that it’s a national network,” said GWFO Director John Pomeroy. “These observations stretch from the Great Lakes to the Saint Lawrence Basin to the Saskatchewan Basin to the Mackenzie to the Yukon, and to the Churchill.” Eight other Canadian postsecondary institutions will be involved in GWFO: Carleton University, McMaster University, Trent University, University of Toronto, University of Waterloo, University of Windsor, Western University, and Wilfried Laurier University.

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