Towards Integrated Source Water Management in Alberta

The research is based at the headwaters of the South Saskatchewan River basin and is a collaboration with the University of Alberta, all levels of government, industry, and other non-profits. This is a project that is part of a series of projects headed by Dr. Uldis Silins at the University of Alberta that makes up the Southern Rockies Watershed Project (SRWP).

Towards Integrated Source Water Management in Alberta is a large multi-displainary project, but our interests are in understanding the headwater processes (Erosion, Hydrology, Ecological, etc)  and how these processes respond to wildfire and forestry.

Southern Rockies Watershed Project
Scientific Publications | Peer Reviewed Papers
The Southern Rockies Watershed Project was initiated in 2003 to describe the impacts of severe natural disturbance by wildfire on a broad range of headwaters, larger river basin scale, and downstream water resources.
Modelling of wildfire impacts on catchment hydrology applied to two case studies
Scientific Publications | Peer Reviewed Papers
Paper published in Hydrological Processes related to the Southern Rockies Watershed Project
Impacts of climate and catastrophic forest changes on streamflow and water balance in a mountainous headwater stream in Southern Alberta
Scientific Publications | Peer Reviewed Papers
Paper in Hydrology and Earth System Sciences related to the Southern Rockies Watershed Program
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Uldis Silins
Professor of forest hydrology and watershed management
Axel Anderson
Axel Anderson
Scientist