IWRM Training in Canada

Quebec City and Montreal, Canada. 09-19 June, 2009

The Brace Centre for Water Resources Management hosted two CIMH hydrologists in June 2009. The first week was spent at the 62nd Annual Conference of the Canadian Water Resources Association (CWRA) in Quebec City while the second week was spent at the Macdonald campus of McGill University.

This is the third such training organized in Canada under CARIWIN, with previous courses being held in June 2007 and June 2008. Through this course, hydrologists and meteorologists from CIMH are offered the opportunity to learn through a combination of presentations, field tours and hands-on exercises.

Topics ranged from agricultural best management practices to climate change, and practical exercises on setting up an automated stream level and rainfall monitoring station were held. The trainees explored the host of learning resources at the Macdonald campus library, including online journals, books and videos. A tour of the J.S. Marshall Radar Observatory, which provides real-time weather forecasts for the Montreal region as a part of the Canadian radar network, was also part of the course.

Field visits included an on-campus tour of a constructed wetland for the treatment of industrial wastewaters; a tour of hydrological and water quality research stations in Southern Quebec’s agriculture intensive Missisquoi Bay region; and a field water table management study in the Coteau-du-lac region of Quebec.


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