Connecting water science with the stories that bring us solutions, adaptations & actions for our world’s water realities.

Formerly “Let’s Talk About Water” (letstalkaboutwater.ca)

Vision

Empowering people and communities to connect water science with the stories that bring about solutions, adaptation, and actions for the world’s water realities.

Mission

To be an evolving outreach and education platform that provides accessible, reputable and actionable water science communication for the global community. 

What’s Happening

Replenishing a Broken Water Cycle

For centuries, we have built big dams, reservoirs, and levees. Humans have steered and shaped the flow of water to irrigate deserts, prevent floods and access groundwater. But through big engineering, we’ve also created breaks in the natural flow of freshwater from source to sea. The good news is: we can look to nature for solutions to fix it.

Growing Food in Dry Times: Drought in the West

Jay talks with Global Institute for Food Security Associate Director, Leon Kochian, about the challenges and potential solutions that can help farmers adapt to water scarcity in agriculture. We also hear from two farmers on the ground – Merle Massie and Reg Lowe – who are experiencing the impacts of this year’s drought first-hand.

On Thin Ice: Iqaluit’s Water Crisis

In this episode we visit the city of Iqaluit in Canada’s northern territory of Nunavut, which is battling a water crisis on multiple fronts.

Janet Pitsiulaaq Brewster, on leave from her role as Deputy Mayor of Iqaluit, shares how the people of Iqaluit are coping with these water challenges and what they mean for the traditional Inuit way of life.

What About Microplastics?

They are everywhere: in our food, in our water, and inside of you.

Join us as “What About Water?” host Dr. Jay Famiglietti talks to University of Toronto Associate Professor (and University of Toronto Trash Team Founder) Dr. Chelsea Rochman to learn why plastics are forever.

Latest from the Podcast:

Season 3, Episode 4

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Jay Famiglietti is a hydrologist, a professor and the Executive Director of the Global Institute for Water Security  at the University of Saskatchewan, where he holds the Canada 150 Research Chair in Hydrology and Remote Sensing. Before moving to Saskatchewan, he served as the Senior Water Scientist at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology.

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