Canada Excellence Research Chair in Water Security
University of Saskatchewan
Howard Wheater is a world expert in hydrological science and sustainable water resource management. He has extensive international experience studying and advising on flood, water resource and water quality issues. He is also vice-chair of the World Climate Research Programme's Global Energy and Water Cycle Experiment (GEWEX), and leads UNESCO's arid zone water resources program.Read more
In addition to his title of Canada Excellence Research Chair in Water Security, Wheater is also a member of the Alberta Environmental Monitoring Panel, the Council of Canadian Academies Expert Panel on Sustainable Management of Water in the Agricultural Landscapes of Canada, the Water Partner Advisory Committee to the Council of the Federation Water Stewardship Council, and an International Court of Arbitration concerning the Indus Waters Treaty.
Before arriving in Canada, Wheater served as professor of hydrology and director of the Environment Forum at the United Kingdom's Imperial College London. He holds a PhD in hydrology from Bristol University and a first-class degree in engineering science from the University of Cambridge. He was president of the British Hydrological Society and is a fellow of the UK's Royal Academy of Engineering, the Institution of Civil Engineers, and the American Geophysical Union. He has published over 200 peer-reviewed papers and six books, and has won several academic awards, including the prestigious Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water.