22nd Northern Research Basins Symposium/Workshop


The 22nd Northern Research Basins Symposium/Workshop is organised by the Cold Regions Research Centre at Wilfrid Laurier University in partnership with the Government of the Northwest Territories.


Topics addressed in the event include all major areas of cold regions hydrological research, including but not limited to studies on snow and ice, glaciers, permafrost, seasonally frozen ground, surface water and ​groundwater.


The goal of the 22nd NRB is to provide a forum for researchers and Indigenous community members to come together as “partners in learning” to exchange experiences and ideas, co-develop new knowledge and understanding, and to promote new collaborations between scientists and Indigenous knowledge holders. As such, contributions that shed light on the growing challenges facing Indigenous populations in the cold regions of the world as a result of climate warming impacts on hydrology and water resources are especially welcome.


Workshop Themes
The workshop will include oral presentations, panel and open discussions, and off-site activities all focussed on major themes and challenges in cold regions hydrology and water resources. All activities are intended to generate and share scientific and Indigenous knowledge from throughout the circumpolar region so that a greater understanding of climate warming impacts on northern water resources and the human communities that depend on them can be attained.


INTAROS collaborator David Gustafsson, SMHI, Sweden,  will contribute his insights into experiences in working with indigenous communities (related to INTAROS WP4).


Date: 17 - 24 August 2019


Location: Yellowknife, Canada.


Further information is available from the conference website or check out the full event schedule here.