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Distinguished Professor and Director, Global Water Futures Programme, University of Saskatchewan

Dr. John Pomeroy is Director of the Global Water Futures Programme – the largest university-led freshwater research project in the world. He serves at the University of Saskatchewan as Canada Research Chair in Water Resources and Climate Change, Distinguished Professor of Geography, Director of the Centre for Hydrology and Director of the Coldwater Laboratory, Canmore, Alberta. He is a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union and the Royal Geographical Society, 2017 recipient of the J Tuzo Wilson Medal from the Canadian Geophysical Union and Institute Professor of the Biogeoscience Institute of the University of Calgary. He leads the International Network for Alpine Research Catchment Hydrology project of the Global Energy and Water Exchange Project for the World Climate Research Programme, the Canadian Rockies Hydrological Observatory study and is co-principal investigator of the NSERC Changing Cold Regions Network.

Pomeroy has led several international initiatives such as the International Commission for Snow and Ice Hydrology, the IAHS Decade on Prediction in Ungauged Basins, and national groups such as the IP3 Cold Regions Hydrology Network, the Drought Research Initiative and the Canadian Geophysical Union. He has served as Research Scientist, Professor, Visiting Professor and Honorary Professor to the USDA Forest Service, Environment Canada, University of Wales, Chinese Academy of Sciences and University of Aberystwyth. Dr. Pomeroy has authored over 300 research articles and several books that have been cited over 11,900 times. His current research interests are on the impact of land use and climate change on cold regions hydrology and water quality, and improved prediction of climate change impacts, especially floods and droughts.


  • –present
    Distinguished Professor and Director, Global Water Futures Programme, University of Saskatchewan


  • 1988 
    University of Saskatchewan, PhD/Agricultural Engineering