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January 10, 2020 Friday 02:33:47 PM IST

IISc-University of Saskatchewan Tie-up to Study Water Scarcity, Climate Science

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The Indian Institute of Science in Bengaluru and the University of Saskatchewan's  (USask)Global Institute for Water Scarcity (GIWS) has signed an MoU for join training programmes and research in water scarcity, climate science and policy issues.
Under the agreement signed between Peter Stoicheff, President, USask and Indumati Srinivasan, Registrar -in -Charge, the two institutes plan to provide access to their respective research facilities, and pursue bi-lateral and/or global funding opportunities. They agree to share research expertise and hydrological models, both at the local and global scale, to predict water futures as affected by both climate change and humans. The agreement is for a period of five years.
The institutes will explore both short- and long-term exchanges of faculty members and highly qualified personnel including graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and scientists.
USask’s Global Institute for Water Security is a global leader in water science for cold regions and is home to the Global Water Futures program, the world’s largest freshwater research program. The research goal is to transform the way communities, governments and industries in Canada and other cold regions of the world prepare for and manage increasing water-related threats.
Both institutions will build on their strengths, including hydrology of high-mountain regions. For instance, USask offers an intensive 10-day graduate course in the Canadian Rocky Mountains on the physical principles of hydrology. USask also offers a short course on “The Future Professoriate” for graduate students and post-doctoral fellows which examines how to create a “research brand” for a successful research career.