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TitleWorkshop report: Paleohydrology and water resources on the Canadian Prairies / Rapport d'atelier : Paléohydrologie et ressources en eau dans les Prairies
AuthorSt. George, SORCID logo; Sauchyn, D; Halliday, R; Cumming, B
SourceTechnical Bureau Supplement, Water News, Newsletter of the Canadian Water Resources Association/Supplément du bureau technique, À propos de l'eau, Bulletin de L'Association canadienne des ressources hydriques; 2008 p. 12-14
Alt SeriesEarth Sciences Sector, Contribution Series 20080493
ProvinceAlberta; Manitoba; Saskatchewan
Subjectshydrogeology; hydrologic environment; paleohydrology; underground waters; groundwater resources; precipitation; resource management
ProgramEnhancing resilience in a changing climate
AbstractMore than 70 scientists, water managers and practitioners met in Canmore, Alberta on March 16-18, 2008 to discuss the state-of-the-art in paleohydrology in the Canadian Prairies. Here and elsewhere in Canada, direct measurements of precipitation, streamflow and other hydrometric variables are often only available for the last 30 to 50 years. Water managers have begun to question whether such short records are adequate to evaluate the full spectrum of risks faced by water supplies on the Prairies. Many practitioners are turning to the discipline of paleohydrology to expand their perspective on regional hydrology and place recent events within a context of the past several hundreds or thousands of years.

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