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Researchers with the Global Water Futures program visit a research station on the Athabasca Glacier. Photo by Mark Ferguson.

U of S ranked #1 academic institution in Canada for water resources

According to the 2017 Academic Ranking of World Universities, the U of S is number one in Canada, number six in North America and number 18 in the world for water resources.

The University of Saskatchewan has been named the top research institution in Canada and one of the top universities in the world in water resources. With the release of the 2017 Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities, we find ourselves among the very best places to study, work and conduct research. 

The U of S has a long history of excellence in water research, spanning over 50 years of advances in the hydrological sciences. In the past decade, however, the establishment of the $30 million Global Institute for Water Security in 2011, and the $140 million Global Water Futures program in 2016 has quickly placed our university on the map as a premier destination for research into cold regions hydrology. 

SENS is the academic home for over 15 faculty members conducting water-related research. These include leading research in the fields of aquatic toxicology, aquatic biogeochemistry, hydrology and human dimensions of water security. 

Water Security Research at the University of Saskatchewan
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