17 Results for hydrology

Meteorologists have known for some time that rainfall forecasts have flaws, as failure to take into account factors such as evaporation can affect their accuracy. Now, researchers from the University of Missouri have developed a system that improves the precision of forecasts by accounting for evaporation in rainfall estimates, particularly for locations…

June 12, 2018 @ 10:24am

The lead author of a study focused on the impact of precipitation, thaw and development on Calgary's second-largest river basin suggests that climate change and urban development along the Elbow River may be a recipe for frequent flooding disasters in the future. Babak Farjad and his team investigated the combined…

March 16, 2018 @ 10:54am

Manitoba Infrastructure’s Hydrologic Forecast Centre has released its February flood outlook, which found that the threat of widespread major spring flooding is low in most areas of the province. “The combination of drier soil conditions in the fall and below-average winter precipitation means there is currently a low risk of…

February 26, 2018 @ 10:44am

Following work to remove invasive plants and regulate water levels as part of preliminary restoration at its Jubilee wetland this summer, Campbell River, B.C. has issued a development permit for a water control project to be completed next year. Earlier this month, city staff met with Parkway Properties, the project…

October 20, 2017 @ 10:23am

In 2007, Langley Township in British Columbia hosted the first of three events in the Metro Vancouver Showcasing Green Infrastructure Innovation. Now, a decade later, the Township and the Partnership for Water Sustainability in British Columbia have released a report on what has been achieved with respect to adaptive water and land management, green…

October 11, 2017 @ 9:51am

A recent study conducted by researchers at the Global Institute for Water Security has analyzed river ice models to develop a better understanding of modelling mechanics and, consequently, how to manage river ice. The study, Improved Understanding of River Ice Processes Using Global Sensitivity Analysis Approaches, used a new framework,…

October 02, 2017 @ 11:06am

The Government of British Columbia has announced a Level 4 drought rating for the Coldwater River watershed and a Level 3 drought rating for the Salmon River watershed. The province is urging all water users, including residents, industry, farmers, and municipalities, to reduce water consumption as much as possible. The…

August 24, 2017 @ 10:29am

The Changing Cold Regions Network (CCRN) recently released two documents on the changing environment in Canada’s west, focused on the impacts to water resources. Future Climate Conditions over Western Canada focuses on the work of Dr. Yanping Li and colleagues at the University of Saskatchewan’s Global Institute for Water Security.…

July 27, 2017 @ 12:24pm

The governments of Canada and Quebec have announced an investment of $57.5 million into efforts to safeguard the St. Lawrence River. Together, the governments will work to protect the St. Lawrence River through scientific research, action, and collaboration with their partners, including NGOs, private sector, Mohawk, Abenaki, Huron-Wendat, Maliseet, Micmacs…

June 26, 2017 @ 2:39pm

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…

April 07, 2017 @ 9:51am

Researchers at the University of Alberta have developed an agro-hydrological model to study water supply in Alberta’s 2,255 sub-basins and to better understand water scarcity. With respect to the development of the agro-hydrological model, the research abstract states, “Natural hydrologic features of the region create a unique hydrological system, which…

January 19, 2017 @ 8:28am

The Canadian Space Agency awarded a $3.8M contract to Communications & Power Industries Canada (CPI) to build components for the Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) mission. SWOT will survey 90 per cent of the Earth's surface water, observe the fine details of the ocean's surface topography, and measure how lakes, rivers, reservoirs,…

January 16, 2017 @ 9:41am

Nature Conservancy of Canada’s (NCC) Dan Kraus has brought attention to the fact that the threat to Canada’s prairie grassland ecosystem should be of major concerns to Canadians. While Kraus’ primary concerns are for biodiversity, pressure on the ecosystem has the potential to cause problems in the region’s watersheds. According…

December 19, 2016 @ 12:57pm

Scientists, led by the University of Toronto’s Barbara Sherwood Lollar, have discovered the world’s oldest water. The two-billion-year-old water is found at Kidd Creek Mine in Timmins, Ontario, three kilometres below the surface. In 2013, scientists found water that was one and a half billion years old in the same…

December 16, 2016 @ 11:41am

A computer model developed by researchers in the U.S. allows scientists to better capture the physical characteristics of the Great Lakes by fully resolving the hydrodynamic and climactic properties of the lakes. The model is innovative in that it moves beyond conventional 1-D lake models used to represent two-way interactions…

November 22, 2016 @ 8:15am

As a result of prolonged dry conditions along the coast, the Skeena-Nass area of British Columbia is experiencing Level 3 hydrological drought conditions. The Level 3 designation calls for voluntary water-use reductions of 30 per cent from all surface water and groundwater users, including municipal, agricultural, and industrial users. Ministry…

August 15, 2016 @ 12:51pm

New Brunswick's provincial government has released a long-term wetland management strategy (pdf) and will implement it in phases to allow for the implementation of operational, land use, financial considerations, and public education. "Our strategy is based on the comments received from stakeholders who have been involved in the engagement process…

February 14, 2012 @ 10:10am