Credit: Hartman, Steven, Peter Norrman and Robert Sandford. What water security vulnerabilities in Canada concern you most as a scientist? Originally published in bifrostonline.org, 18 June 2018 (CC BY-SA 2.0)
What water security vulnerabilities in Canada concern you most as a scientist?
Many people are unaware of the consequences of a warming atmosphere on the health and functioning of vital water systems. Robert Sandford, the EPCOR Water Security Research Chair at United Nations University, unpacks some of these impacts in the North Americas West, highlighting the links between glacial melting and loss of snow pack in the Rocky Mountains to precipitation, drought patterns and the vulnerability of river systems in Western Canada.