After a five-year study, the Canadian Columbia Basin Glacier and Snow Research Network (the Network) is releasing the Glaciers in the Canadian Columbia Basin Technical Report.
Lead authors and researchers Brian Menounos and Ben Pelto will be hosting a webinar to provide an overview of the research, key findings and how the new data can inform decision-making into the future. Join the webinar on Monday, June 29 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 PT. RSVP here to attend the webinar.
From 2014 to 2019, the Network—a partnership of universities, industry and government—monitored six glaciers through field study, automated monitoring stations and LIDAR to advance the understanding of the Canadian Columbia Basin’s snow and glaciers (also known as the cryosphere), as well as their downstream contributions to water resources and ecosystems.
The research and resulting technical report will help people, communities, industry, government agencies and others in the Basin prepare for future changes associated with a warming climate.
Thank you to the participating agencies in this study for making this research possible:
- University of Northern British Columbia
- BC Hydro
- Natural Resources Canada
- Parks Canada
- BC Ministry of Environment
- Environment and Climate Change Canada
- Sorcerer Lodge
- Additional funding from NSERC and the Hakai Institute (Tula Foundation)
- Research support from UBC, Selkirk College and White Rabbit R&D LLC
A summary report was completed in the fall of 2019 and shared with participants at the One, River, One Future Transboundary Conference held in September 2019.
The full technical report is available here.
The Trust supported the efforts of the Network by providing coordinator capacity and funding, and is pleased to be sending the final report on the Network’s behalf. We encourage you to share the full report and summary with your colleagues, networks and those that would benefit from this information.