News

Canada to Participate in International Water Research

By Water Canada 09:51AM April 07, 2017

114


0


Read Later

The National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada has announced that it will support water research internationally with collaborations through the Water Joint Programming Initiative (WJPI).

Of a total of 21 projects receiving funding, Canada will lead three of six projects receiving Canadian support. Canada’s total contribution over three years will be approximately $1.84 million CAD. Overall, WJPI will be supported by 25 national and regional funding organizations from 22 countries.

The projects cover a wide range of areas, including social, economic, and natural sciences. They projects also address various challenges in water and agriculture including:

  • Increasing the efficiency and resilience of water uses
  • Monitoring and reducing soil and water pollution
  • Integrating social and economic dimensions into the sustainable management and governance of water resources

NSERC has noted that Canada’s successful participation in this international initiative demonstrates the country’s strong leadership in the area of water sustainability and reinforces the importance of fostering close relationships with domestic and international partners. The organization stated that global collaboration allows Canada’s research community to access a pool of knowledge and expertise that can further contribute to world­class research being done within the country.

The Canada-led projects are:

  • Agricultural Water Innovations in the Tropics
  • Legacies of Agricultural Pollutants: Integrated Assessment of Biophysical and Socioeconomic Controls on Water
  • Source Stream (headwater) Protection from forest practices: what are the costs and benefits, and how best to do it?

These projects will be led by Dr. Mark Johnson, University of British Columbia; Dr. Phillipe Van Cappellen, University of Waterloo; Dr. John Richardson, University of British Columbia, respectively. Countries participating in the Canada-led projects include Brazil, Costa Rica, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Portugal, Sweden, and Taiwan.

For the full list of projects and more information visit NSERC’s website.

Would you recommend this article?

Suggested News Articles

News, OntarioNov. 24, 2017
Read Later

Grand River Secures $40K From Federal Government for Lake Erie

The Grand River Conservation Authority has received $40,000 from the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change to contribute to the goals of the Lake Erie Lakewide Action and Management Plan (LAMP)…
NewsNov. 23, 2017
Read Later

Research Explores Impact of BMPs in Stormwater Management

A recent study in the Journal of Water Management, investigated best management practices (BMPs) in stormwater management. The research, Water Quality Performance of In-Series BMPs, examined “the possible flow paths…
News, OntarioNov. 09, 2017
Read Later

BluMetric Adds $2 Million to Existing Contracts for Water Infrastructure

BluMetric Environmental Inc. has announced that an Ontario mining client has issued change orders to two of BluMetric's existing contracts for water infrastructure to a combined increase of more than $2 million. The…

Comments

0