What water security vulnerabilities in Canada concern you most as a scientist?

Robert Sandford, hydrologist

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.


Bifrost gratefully acknowledges Prof. Robert Boschman of Mount Royal University and the leadership of the research network NIES for all their valuable work and support behind the scenes that helped make the interview excerpted in this video possible. Grateful acknowledgment is also made to Mount Royal University and the conference Under Western Skies 2016, where the interview was filmed.