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Welcome to the Saskatchewan Branch site!

The Saskatchewan Branch of CWRA has been active since 1947.  The board of directors is a group of volunteers and professionals working in various aspects of water resources across the province, including government agencies and crown corporations, non-government agencies, consultancies, and universities.

Saskatchewan has just opened registration for their 2023-2024 webinar series and we invite everyone to “Join us on your lunch break from the comfort of your desk chair whether you are working from home this year, or back at the office!”. Webinars can be purchased individually or as a package, and all proceeds are directed towards Project WET activities in the province. Speaker and registration details are in our events section, and on the CWRA events page.

Saskatchewan Branch Board of Directors, 2022-2023

Branch Executive

President: Serena Ward

Vice President: Russel Boals

Secretary: Brad Uhrich

Treasurer: Curtis Halborg

Past President: Bob Halliday

CWRA National Board Representatives

  • Bob Halliday
  • Ryan Karsgaard
  • Serena Ward
  • Jaylyn Obrigewitsch
  • Ed Dean
  • Rachel Weller

Branch Directors

  • Brian Abrahamson (CANCID Liason)
  • Jillian Brown
  • Russell Boals (Vice President & Project WET Liason)
  • Lakshmin Bachu
  • Bruce Davison
  • Ed Dean (National Treasurer & Project WET Liaison)
  • Chris DeBeer
  • Dirk de Boer
  • Danielle Gross
  • Curtis Hallborg (Branch Treasurer)
  • Bob Halliday (National Director & Branch Past-President)
  • Jaime Hogan
  • Ryan Karsgaard (National Director)
  • Jaylyn Obrigewitsch (National Director)
  • David Pattyson
  • Laurie Tollefson
  • Brad Uhrich (Branch Secretary)
  • Serena Ward (Branch President & National Director)
  • Rob Wiebe
  • Virginia Wittrock (Branch Communications Liaison)
  • Rachel Weller (National Communications Representative & CSHS Liason)
  • Joanna Li Yung Lung (SYP Liason)

Project WET

  • Leah Japp- General Manager
  • Maxine Koskie- National Education Coordinator

Saskatchewan Events

2023-2024 SK Branch Webinar Series

Title: Water Security Agency Geohub Portal

Speaker: Dave MacDonald, Water Security Agency

Date: October 10, 2023, 12 PM

More information is available here

Title: Bridging the Gap project

Speaker: Margot A. Hurlbert, University of Regina

Date: November 14, 2023

More information is available here

Title: Lebret flood mapping project

Speaker: Daryl Brown, Associated Engineering

Date: December 12, 2023

More information is available here

Title: Synthesis of Water Quality Research in the Qu’Appelle River Watershed

Speaker: Heather Sauer and David Vandergucht, Water Security Agency

Date: January 9, 2024

More information is available here

Title: Water Security Agency Flexible Allocation Irrigation Pilot Project

Speaker: Joel Peru, Water Security Agency

Date: February 13, 2024

More information is available here

Title: Global Precipitation Monitoring from Tomorrow.io‘s Bespoke Satellite Constellation

Speaker: Greg Porter, Tomorrow.io

Date: Cancelled

Title: Saskatchewan Closed-basin lakes flood return period modelling study

Speaker: Dr. Dave Sauchyn, PARC, and Dr. Kevin Shook

Date: April 9, 2023

More information is available here

Title: Planets global daily scanning satellite constellation to support global sustainability efforts

Speaker: Cassidy Rankine, PhD

Date: May 14, 2024

More information is available here

For a full listing of CWRA events across Canada, please visit our events page.

Upcoming Events

Student and Young Professional Groups in Saskatchewan

Are you a student or young professional in water resources who is interested in meeting and collaborating with like-minded peers? We are looking for eager volunteers to help kick start an SYP chapter in our province! If you are interested in becoming involved, please get in touch with us at info@cwra.org

A full list of active SYP chapters in CWRA National is on our SYP Page.

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Ontario Branch Mentoring Program

Program Goals:

The CWRA Ontario Branch Mentorship Program is intended to provide value to newer members of the CWRA, increase professional engagement in water management activities and in CWRA activities, and build long term connections among members of CWRA. The program allows for the transfer of information among generations of professionals in water resources. The Ontario mentorship program is affiliated with national CWRA mentorship activities.


The mentorship program is currently between sessions. Applications for the 2020-2021 session will open in the early fall. Information about the 2019-2020 session is available here.

If you are looking for mentorship but are not in Ontario, please get in touch with the Ontario Mentorship Program by email and they can refer you to a local branch for mentoring options.

Branch Library

AGM Minutes

Please log in to the Members Page to view the archive of Saskatchewan Branch AGM Minutes.

Sign Up for the Ontario Branch Newsletter

The Ontario Branch of CWRA offers a variety of opportunities for people to become engaged and involved in water resource management in Ontario. If you are curious about CWRA, subscribe to our newsletter  to hear about upcoming events that will give you a chance to meet other CWRA members and water professionals. You can see past mailings here.

Membership to the CWRA is not required to join our branch mailing list, but to receive the full benefit of CWRA offerings – including event discounts – we encourage everyone to join up.

If you want to get more involved, you can ask about volunteering at future events, including workshops, networking, SYP, mentoring, and virtual events. For more information please contact one of the Executive Committee members at on@cwra.org.

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