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CWRA Scholarships in Water Resources

The Canadian Water Resources Association annually offers five scholarships awarded to graduate students whose programs of study focus on applied, natural, or social science aspects of water resources.

  • The $5,000 Dillon Consulting Scholarship is awarded to the highest ranked of the applicants. Funding is provided by Dillon Consulting Ltd. on an annual basis.
  • The $2,000 Rick Ross Scholarship will be awarded to the second highest ranked of the applicants. The Rick Ross Student Scholarship is awarded to recognize his ongoing legacy.
  • The $2,000 Ken Thomson Scholarship is awarded to the third highest ranked of the applicants. The Ken Thomson Scholarship is awarded from a special fund set up in his honour.
  • The $1,500 CWRA Memorial Scholarship is awarded to the fourth highest ranked of the applicants. The CWRA Memorial Scholarship is a tribute to CWRA Members by their colleagues' donations.
  • The $1,500 CWRA Scholarship will be awarded to the fifth highest ranked of the applicants. The CWRA Scholarship is provided through general funds available by CWRA.
  • All applicants receive a one-year membership in the Canadian Water Resources Association.

Scholarship Criteria Information and Application Forms

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Scholarship Committee Congratulates the 2018 Scholarships Winners

As always, the quality of the applications was excellent. Five scholarships were awarded. The following recipients were announced at this year's annual conference which was recently held in Victoria, British Columbia, published in WaterNews and on the CWRA website.

Name

Institution and Department

Scholarship

Field of Study

Scott Pokorny

University of Manitoba

Department of Civil Engineering Water Resources

Dillon Consulting

($5,000)

Uncertainty Assessment of the Hydrologic Models, WATFLOOD, HEC-HMS, HYPE, and VIC in the Lower Nelson River Basins

Jeremie Boudreault

Institut National da la Recherche Scientifique

Centre Eau Terre Environment

Ken Thompson

($2,000)

Application des modeles de regression fonctionnelle a la temperature de l'eau en riviere et a l'habitat du saumon atlantique juvenile

Pavneet Brar

McMaster University

Department of Civil Engineering

Rick Ross

($1,500)

Development of a Resilience-Based Design Approach for Urban Drainage Systems

Holly Annand

University of Saskatchewan

Department of Geography and Planning

CWRA Memorial

($1,500)

Changing Prairie Hydrology: Modeling the Influence of Climate Change and Wetland Drainage

Linden Fairbairn

University of Waterloo

Department of Earth and Environment Sciences

CWRA

($1,500)

Capillary Fringe Reactive Interfaces in Agroecosystems: Soil Biogeochemistry and Nutrient Export to Ground and Surface Water

In addition to the Scholarships all applicants are given a 1 year membership in CWRA

 

Support the Scholarship Program

Make a donation to support the CWRA scholarship program. A charitable tax receipt is provided for all donations to the CWRA of $15 or more. A donation can be made using the online form or by contacting the CWRA Membership Office.

Past Winners

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