2021 Global Water Futures Annual Open Science Meeting

Monday, May 17, 2021 11:00 am - Wednesday, May 19, 2021 5:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Join the Global Water Futures community May 17-19 in a virtual setting where researchers and collaborators will share their latest scientific achievements and success stories, provide updates on end-user solutions, and support the actions needed to secure Canada’s water future.  

Keynote presentations from:

May 17, 11:00 a.m. ET
Elena Bennett, Professor and Canada Research Chair in Sustainability Science at McGill University on

May 18, 11:00 a.m. ET
Professor Alexis Kanu, Executive Director of the Lake Winnipeg Foundation on

May 18, 11:45 a.m. ET
Danika Littlechild, Assistant Professor in the Department of Law and Legal Studies at Carleton University

Parallel Sessions

Parallel Sessions will be running each day from 1:30-3:00 p.m. ET.
Visit the website for more details on each session.

Monday, May 17 
PARALLEL SESSION 1 – The Vulnerability and Resilience of Northern Ecosystems to Change

PARALLEL SESSION 2 – From Fish Toxicology to Covid Monitoring

PARALLEL SESSION 3 – From Modelling to Management, Policy & Practice - Case Studies from Global Water Futures

PARALLEL SESSION 4 – Sensors and Observations

PARALLEL SESSION 5 – Best Practices in Indigenous Community Water Research

Tuesday, May 18
PARALLEL SESSION 1 – Mechanistic Modelling under Future Climates

PARALLEL SESSION 2 – Lakes and Canadians

PARALLEL SESSION 3 – Valuing Canada’s Water Resources and Aquatic Ecosystem Services

PARALLEL SESSION 4 – Innovations in (big) data science

PARALLEL SESSION 5 – Indigenous Water Governance and Justice

Wednesday, May 19

PARALLEL SESSION 1 – Groundwater as a Cause and Cure of Water Insecurity

PARALLEL SESSION 2 – Managing Urban Water Challenges in a Changing Climate

PARALLEL SESSION 3 – Water and Agriculture

PARALLEL SESSION 4 – Improved Tools for Prediction of Water Futures