22nd Northern Research Basins Symposia/Workshop – Partners in Learning – August 18th-23rd, 2019
Unprecedented climate warming and human disturbance has transformed landscapes and altered hydrological regimes throughout the circumpolar region. Indigenous communities in the North are particularly affected by these changes since their livelihoods are tightly connected to “the land”.
The 22nd Northern Research Basins Symposium and Workshop is organised by the Cold Regions Research Centre at Wilfrid Laurier University in partnership with the Government of the Northwest Territories. Contributions are welcome in 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.
The 22ndNRB will be held from August 18th to 23rd, 2019.
The workshop will include presentations (oral and poster), 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.