Recent News

This page includes current news items and website updates related to the Drought Research Initiative; please click on the items below for further information.

  • 2010 DRI Final Report is posted.
  • DRI Legacy Efforts have been summarized.
  • Climate Uncertainty: What it Means for Water Planning and Policy. Presention by John Pomeroy as part of the U of S’ Water Week which presented some results of DRI.
  • Hydrological extremes: from droughts to floods” is a session which may be of special interest to DRI participants which will be held during the European Geosciences Union, General Assembly 2011, Vienna, Austria, 03-08 April 2011.
  • Information and Registration now available for the Extremes Workshop
  • John Pomeroy will be giving a seminar entitled Advancing Hydrological Processes to Better Predict Water Resources in Canada on November 4 at the University of Waterloo
  • DRI Professional Document Final Draft- authors click here to access it for final review. To get username and password please contact DRI.
  • Public version of the 2009 DRI Annual Report is now available here
  • Two Prediction in Ungagued Basins (PUB) workshops upcoming in Alberta in 2011
  • DRI Data page is now searchable to facilitate drought data discovery. Email suggestions for additional datasets to include and or any issues to DRI
  • CUAHSI cyberseminar September 17 on “Advancing hydrological processes to better predict hydrology in cold regions” by John Pomeroy.
  • Presentation by John Pomeroy entitled “Drought, Climate Variability and Water Resources in Western Canada” presented at (ISACS-3) in China now available
  • An article entitled “Drought” in the Canadian Encyclopedia revised by Barrie Bonsal and Ron Stewart, highlighting some results of DRI, is now available online
  • Zha, T., A. G. Barr,  G. van der Kamp, T.A. Black, J. H. McCaughey and L. B. Flanagan, 2010: Interannual variability in evapotranspiration from forest and grassland ecosystems in western Canada in relation to drought. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 150, 1476-1484. [doi:10.1016/j.agrformet.2010.08.003]. Contact Garth Van der Kamp for a copy
  • John Pomeroy on Western Canadian Water in The Ottawa Citizen
  • Presentations for the 2010 DRI Annual Workshop are now posted
  • Presentations for the GEO-DRI Workshop are now posted
  • Presentations from the Prairie Hydrology workshop now available
  • Canada Research Chair (NSERC – Tier 2) in Environmental or Sustainability Science Opportunity
  • Prairie Hydrology Workshop details now available
  • Presentations from the Second DRI Drought Prediction Workshop are now available
  • The DRI Data Legacy section of the website is now operational
  • Online DEWS Exercise now operational
  • Drought in Canada and DRI now on Wikipedia
  • NEW 2009 Prairie Drought Conditions Page is now available
  • Link to updated CHANGE workshop site
  • CHANGE Event Summary is available
  • View the winning DRI poster
  • Phillip Harder has taken over the webmaster duties from Peter Lawford.  For any website related issues please contact him
  • DRI Precip and Indices Workshop Summary and Presentations available
  • Preparation is commencing for the publication of a DRI Special Issue
  • DRI is holding a poster competition
  • Information is available on the DRI water bottles
  • WHEATON, E., KULSHRESHTHA, S., WITTROCK, V., and KOSHIDA, G. 2008 ‘Dry times: lessons from the Canadian drought of 2001 and 2002’ The Canadian Geographer 52(2): 241-262 contact E.Wheaton
  • Luminus Magazine has an article on Ken Snelgrove and DRI Canada.
  • 2007 DRI Annual Report is now available online.
  • Presentations from the third annual DRI workshop are now available.
  • DRI welcomes Aaron Berg as its most recent collaborator
  • ‘DRI Snow Thesis’: Xing Fang recently successfully defended his M.Sc. Thesis “Snow Hydrology of Canadian Prairie Droughts: Model Development and Application” in the Department of Geography, University of Saskatchewan. This research was funded by DRI.
  • 1-km Land Surface Data (Land Cover and Soil Texture)
  • Observation Well Data for Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba
  • NEW precipitation database links available from the Data page
  • Presentations from the DRI Evaporation Workshop held on May 17, 2007 in Saskatoon, SK
  • Presentations from the CMOS/CGU/AMS Congress 2007 held May 28-June 1, 2007 in St.John’s, NL
  • South Saskatchewan River Basin Project – Data Library
  • WMO Press Release on Extreme Weather and Climate Events
  • Presentations from the DRI Prediction Workshop held on September 20, 2007 in Montreal, PQ