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 2018 Midterm Workshop

Water Without Borders: Breaking Down Barriers to Achieve a More Integrated Approach to Watershed Management

January 26, 2018 

Winnipeg, MB

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National 2018 Conference

Our Common Water Future: Building Resilience through Innovation

May 28 - June 1, 2018
Victoria, BC

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International Conference and 69th International Executive Council

Meeting of the International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage

August 12-17, 2018

Saskatoon, SK
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Alberta Branch Conference

Mine the data, Mind the Resource

March 25 - 27, 2018
Red Deer, Alberta
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CSHS Modelling Shortcourse

Principles of Hydrologic Modelling UW Graduate Course

and Professional Short Course 

June 4 - 8, 2018
University of Waterloo

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Saskatchewan 2017/2018 Webinar Series

All webinars start at 12:00 noon Central time

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Date  Topic Presenter
Tuesday, Feb 13, 2018  Moose Jaw River Watershed Stewards  Janine Heinrich, Moose Jaw River Watershed Stewards
Tuesday, March 13, 2018  Balancing Act: Multipurpose Water Management and Species at Risk  Corie White, Water Security Agency
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 International Water Experiences: Future Considerations for Shaping Canadian Water Management Russel Boals, Consultant
Tuesday, May 18, 2018 Smith Project Naturalization/Decommissioning  Brad Uhrich, Ducks Unlimited Canada
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 NASA SWOT Mission Al Pietroniro, ECCC & University of Saskatchewan

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CWRA is working with CatIQ and Public Safety Canada to design this important workshop. 
We hope to see you there. CWRA members will receive a $100 discount (login to CWRA members area to obtain the discount code) 

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CWRA is currently undergoing a website redesign.

Our new website launch date is early 2018. 

Thank you for your patience.

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Project WET Support Materials - Activity Booklets

Kids In Discovery Series

Colourful, 16-page activity booklets for students ages 8 through 12 provide a fun, informative introduction to a water concepts. Creative and hands-on investigations, demonstrations, science experiments, educational games and stories stimulate understanding of each booklet’s topic.


Discover Recycling, Take Action!

Green Means Go Once you gaze through “green goggles,” it will colour your view of our world.  Overflowing with engaging, hands-on activities, this booklet imparts an appreciation for the need to protect our environment, as well as the know how to reduce the waste stream

waterstory-12 75x98 The Water Story
Games and exercises introduce water artifacts and cultural celebrations, water friendly cleaning alternatives, and the maze from water source through treatment plant to homes and out again.
celbratwetlands-08 75x97 Celebrate Wetlands!
With everyday tools such as coffee filters, sponges, celery and food colouring, readers learn about the life of wetlands. A 27.5 cm x 40 cm poster reminds kids of the many spectacular plant and animal species of the wetlands.
hwhpkids 75x97 Healthy Water, Healthy People
Through informative text, activities, investigations, and experiments, the booklet is designed to illustrate water quality topics and issues and make them intriguing, relevant, and fun for kids.
fishfishingthum 75x98 Fish & Fishing
From facts about fins to funny phrases, kids learn about the lives of fish and human-kind's long history of pursuing them. "A Fine Kettle of Fish" increases awareness of water pollution, whirling disease, drought, loss of habitat, and over-fishing.
DiscGW Springs 75x96 Discover Ground Water and Springs
Interactive lessons such as filling glasses with sand, gravel, and clay show readers principles related to water flow. Watershed animals, hot and cold springs, and everyday ground water uses are vividly illustrated and demonstrated.
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Conserve Water
Kids test their water IQ by matching familiar plants and animals with their water content, then get outdoors to learn "catchment," and think about their own neighbourhoods in the "Water Detective."

Water-Works 75x99 Water Works
Highlights Hoover Dam. Upper elementary and middle school aged students will discover how dams such as Hoover ensure that we have water to drink, to use for recreation, to provide power to our homes, to provide water for agriculture and business and to provide habitat for fish and wildlife.
WatershedProtection 75x98 Watershed Protection
What is a watershed? How can you protect a watershed using simple, everyday actions? Who manages a watershed? What watershed habitats support different plants and animals? Learn the answers to these questions and more through this interactive booklet. Kids can even become a certified Watershed Hero!
BigRivers 75x97 Big Rivers
Readers explore big rivers and watersheds in North America, meet famous river explorers, calculate a river's rate of flow, discover how the river environment is unique, investigate the many ways that rivers are important, and recognize the role of water managers.
kids drought 75x97 Discovering Drought
How can there be a drought in a rain forest--or in the desert? What exactly is a drought? Learn these answers and more, such as the roles of snowpack and ground water, droughts around the world and throughout history, predicting and planning for drought, plant and animal adaptations, and dendrochronology. For students age 8-12.
kids sagebrush 75x97 Explore Sagebrush Prairie
Explore the Sagebrush Prairie ecosystem where a region of minimal rainfall yields a great diversity of life. Through mazes, math, and mapping, students will learn about a multitude of animals and plants as well as the importance of the ecosystem to human populations over time.
kids nativewaters 75x98 Native Waters - sharing the source
“Where is our river coming from Grandpa? Where does it go?” a child asks. Conversations between young people and elders thread through the booklet as readers discover key water concepts from a Native American perspective. Interactive reading, science, art, and culture activities reinforce concepts. Developed through the Native Waters Program, with emphasis placed on the Missouri River Watershed.
Kids stormwater 75x97 Discover Storm Water
Pull on your rain boots and try to imagine what your town would be like without storm drains. Readers can calculate runoff on permeable and impermeable surfaces, follow the maze of point and nonpoint source pollution, and apply best management practices.
kids water every drop counts 75x96 Water Every Drop Counts
This 16 page activity booklet is packed with fun and engaging activities about where water comes from, where it goes, and how important it is to our lives. Students age 8––12 will explore the hydrologic cycle, worldwide water quantity, basic water quality issues, water and personal health and how water connects people worldwide. All activities reinforce the message that when it comes to water, every drop counts!
Explore-Oceans 75x98 Explore Oceans
Have you been asked why the ocean is blue, or why is it salty? Maybe your students want to know how storms build. Explore Oceans teaches the answers along with navigation concepts and watershed principles.
Discover Ports and Harbors
On this journey, students take the helm as they explore the features of ports and harbors. Whether it’s from the bow of a tug or the stern of a ferry, students learn about the challenges a pilot faces when navigating a boat or ship. Other activities teach students about ports as hubs for global commerce, the routes products take when imported and exported, and what can be done to protect ports and harbors for years to come.
This book is brought to you by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and Project WET.
Bays and Estuaries Discover Bays & Estuaries
Learn how we all impact and depend on bays and estuaries. Students work their way through a food web, identify animals that live in the "mixing zone," and decide how to conserve, protect, and restore bays and estuaries by drawing pictures of Best Management Practices (BMP) throughout a watershed.
Discover Marine Mammals
Swim in the ocean with a dolphin or under the sea with a blue whale. In this book, activities lead students on a journey of discovery as they explore the world of marine mammals. Lessons on the habitats in which marine mammals reside, the conditions and challenges marine mammals face, and how to be a marine mammal steward are taught through hands-on activities.
This book is brought to you by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society, and Project WET.
floods-kids-booklet Discover Floods
Overflowing with learning opportunities!
When water is on the rise, students’ imaginations are bound to be swept away. Saturated with important-to-know facts and engaging hands-on activities, it’s a force of nature that’s ideal for making a splash in the classroom.
Published in partnership with the World Meteorological Organization.

Career Opportunities

  How to Submit a Job Posting

Director of Hydrology & Groundwater Services - Water Security Agency - Closes January 31, 2018

Water Security Agency (WSA) is seeking a motivated and enthusiastic leader for our Hydrology & Groundwater Services group. This group is vital in helping WSA achieve its vision to support economic growth, quality of life and environmental well-being for the people of Saskatchewan. An opportunity exists at this time and with this role to create the vision and methods for water forecasting in Saskatchewan that will persist into the future. The position encompasses a large scope of  responsibilities including overseeing the operation and maintenance of WSA’s hydrometric network and database, forecasting stream flows and river and lake stages,
operation planning for major reservoirs and provincial water systems, operation and maintenance of the provincial observation well network, development of aquifer management plans, providing recommendations on the issuance of allocations and associated conditions, and provision of professional engineering and geoscience services in the areas of hydrology, watershed modelling, hydraulics, and hydrogeology.

To learn more about the work we do and this position, visit www.wsask.ca.

Technologist, Hydrometric Operations - Water Security Agency - Closes January 26, 2018

Water Security Agency (WSA) is currently seeking 3 Technologists in our Hydrometric Operations group.  Our technologists’ measure and record critical information about lake levels and stream flows from 283 stations throughout Saskatchewan. This information helps the Province forecast and respond to floods and drought, and is used in all scales of infrastructure projects, from deciding the size of culverts required in a road, to major bridge and dam construction. Citizens also use lake level and stream flow information regularly – it’s the most visited section of our website. If you like to work carefully with data, to see Saskatchewan, and to spend time outdoors, this job could be a great fit for you. We offer rewarding career opportunities, competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package.

To learn more about the work we do and a full scope of duties for this position, visit www.wsask.ca.

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