Monday, Oct. 16, 2017, 8:30 am
Dr. John Pomeray
Canada's Global Water Futures Programme
Dr. John Pomeroy is the Associate Programme Director of Global Water Futures, Canada Research Chair in Water Resources and Climate Change, Professor of Geography and Director of the Centre for Hydrology and the Coldwater Laboratory (Kananaskis) at the University of Saskatchewan.
The Global Water Futures programme (GWF) focuses on delivering new capability for providing disaster warning to governments, communities and the public, including Canada’s first national flood forecasting and seasonal flow forecasting systems, new drought warning capability, and water quality models and monitoring that warn of hazards to health and drinking water supply. It will diagnose and predict water futures to deliver improved scenario forecasting of changing climate, landscape and water for the future. In delivering these goals we are developing new models, tools and approaches to manage water-related risks to multiple sectors in Canada’s major river basins.
GWF is developing an integrated platform for water forecasting, prediction and decision making under uncertainty that includes multiple linked models with data assimilation from enhanced observations. The GWF national water prediction and forecasting strategy includes development of new multi-physics and multiscale coupled atmospheric-hydrological models that are specially designed for Canadian watersheds.