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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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Project WET Support Materials - Additional Books and Materials

rainstick-01-19s 75x86 The Rainstick, A Fable
40 pages • illustrations • bibliography

A young boy's journey from savanna to rain forest begins with the riddle, "A slender staff touches earth and sky at the same time." Stunning illustrations accompany the boy as he fulfills a quest to bring back the sound of rain to his West African village.
springwaterthum 75x91 Spring Waters “Gathering Places”
80 pages • illustrations • glossary • references

Five short, beautifully illustrated stories chronicle the use of spring waters by the animal world, native culture, civil war, Oklahoma pioneers, and Teddy Roosevelt. Three sections follow with lessons about the water cycle, the creation of springs, and our bodies' dependence on healthy water.
celebrate-04 75x62 Water Celebration! A Handbook
32 pages • illustrations • appendix

This book shows you how to plan one to three-day celebrations that entertain and educate a community, school, or single class about the importance of water. Sample schedules, funding suggestions, flyers, and press releases are included, along with successful games, exhibits, and presentations.
gift-10 75x105 Water, A Gift of Nature
48 pages • photos

Spectacular, full-colour photographs fill every page. Science, education, and art combine to make readers familiar with the many faces of water: clouds, rain, hail, snow, icebergs, geysers, rainbows, and waterfalls. Interpretive text details the animals and plants that depend on water from wetland beavers to the desert chuckwalla, and from a coral reef to a saguaro cactus.
history-05 75x103 The Liquid Treasure Water History Trunk: Learning From the Past
64 pages • b&w photos • illustrations • appendix

"Using artifacts as our guide we can follow the liquid thread back through the millennia. Every article in a Liquid Treasure Trunk is fodder for the imagination." This book offers background information, trunk outlines and options, processes for gathering artifacts, teaching applications, and grant proposal information.
DAWNAWatershedMap Map of Selected Rivers and Watersheds of North America
Understanding watersheds can be difficult without seeing the whole picture. This full-colour 65 cm X 95 cm (26”x38”) wall map is the first to use data provided by Canada, the U.S., and Mexico to create an unbroken image of the continent’s watersheds and illustrate the interdependence of all water users. It is a handsome addition to any classroom.
 
MacroMayhemPoster 75x99 Macroinvertebrate Mayhem Poster
42 cm X 56 cm  (16.5"  x 22" )

A classic Project WET activity and colourful poster all in one! The front displays mayfly, stonefly, dragonfly, damselfly nymphs as well as caddisfly and midge larvae and the ever popular rat tailed maggot. The complete activity is printed on the back. No classroom is complete without one!
facilitator-06 75x91 Facilitator’s Workbook
77 pages
Project WET Canada recommends the Facilitator Workbook to all who have interest in presenting workshops, chairing meetings, or participating in community based activities.  The workbook is a valuable source of information and contains practical suggestions on how to prepare and conduct these events. The workbook is an excellent reference and offers even the experienced facilitators useful tools to improve their skills.
all-the-way-to-the-ocean All The Way To The Ocean
All the Way to the Ocean is an uplifting story about two best friends, Isaac and James, and their discovery of the cause and effect relationship between our cities' storm drains and the world's oceans, lakes, and rivers. It is sure to inspire both young and adult readers alike and teach a timeless life lesson-If we all do our part, a cleaner, safer environment is indeed within our reach. All the Way to the Ocean is printed on recycled paper using soy ink.
 

Career Opportunities

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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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