GEMS WATER

On October 13-14, 2010, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the University of Saskatchewan hosted a Workshop on Global Water Quality Modelling at the National Hydrology Research Centre (NHRC) in Saskatoon, Canada. A Scientific Steering Committee was formed to evaluate the state of science in water modelling worldwide. Additionally, the GEMS/Water global water quality modelling working group hopes to use this workshop as a starting point to develop future common research on interests of global water quality modelling.

he WaterEnergy Nexus project aims to develop a decision-support software for assessing water impacts associated with new and emerging energy technologies. For more information, download the WaterEnergy Nexus brochure here

Government of Canada celebrates World Water Day with an investment in water quality research.

2010 Environmental Performance Index Announcement

Environmental sustainability has emerged as a critical policy focus across the world. Governments are increasingly being asked to explain their performance on a range of pollution control and natural resource management challenges with reference to quantitative metrics. A more data-driven and empirical approach to environmental protection promises to make it easier to spot problems, track trends, highlight policy successes and failures, identify best practices, and optimize the gains from investments in environmental protection.

Government of Canada Invests $4.5 Million in Canadian and International Freshwater