Global Water Futures (GWF)

Transformative sensor Technologies and Smart Watersheds is a project funded through Global Water Futures: Solutions to Water Threats in an Era of Global Change, a University of Saskatchewan-led research program funded in part by a $77.8-million grant from the Canada First Research Excellence Fund.

GWF’s overarching goal is to deliver risk management solutions informed by leading-edge water science and supported by innovative decision-making tools. These will allow researchers and governments to manage water futures in Canada as well as other cold regions where climate change is affecting landscapes, ecosystems, and the water environment. End-user needs will drive strategy and shape science throughout the project.

GWF is led by the Global Institute for Water Security at the University of Saskatchewan in partnership with University of Waterloo, McMaster University and Laurier University. In total, 106 researchers from 15 Canadian universities are involved in collaboration with 125 industry, indigenous, governmental, and non-governmental partners.