PUB 2011: Program

PUB 2011: Presentations / Program

Wednesday 11 May
Day 1: Data-Rich PUB

Howard Wheater
Canada Excellence Research Chair, University of Saskatchewan
Welcome from the Global Institute for Water Security (1Mb PDF)

Gordon Young
President, IAHS
Welcome from the International Association of Hydrological Sciences

John Pomeroy
Director, Centre for Hydrology, University of Saskatchewan
Introduction to PUB (4.3Mb PDF)

Danny Marks
USDA NW Watershed Resarch Centre, Boise, Idaho
How to maximize the predictive value of available information (6.9Mb PDF) 

Jeff McDonnell
Director, Institute for Water and Watersheds, Oregon State University
How to improve process realism in physically-based predictive approaches (2.7Mb PDF)

David Garen
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, Portland, Oregon
How to choose and assimilate data for hydrological prediction (2.7Mb PDF)

Howard Wheater
Canada Excellence Research Chair, University of Saskatchewan
How to reduce uncertainty when land use change is creating non-stationarity (2Mb PDF)

Breakout Groups: discussion of Data-Rich PUB by hydroclimate zone
Anil Gupta
Alberta Environment
The challenges of PUB and how they were overcome
Thursday 12 May
Day 1: Data-Sparse PUB
Suxia Liu
Institute of Geographic Sciences & Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences
How to maximize the predictive value of available data (5Mb PDF)
Jim McNamara
Boise State University, Idaho
How to apply process understanding in predictive approaches (3.1Mb PDF)
Maik Renner
Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
How to estimate and reduce uncertainty with ensemble forecasts (5Mb PDF)
David Post
CSIRO, Canberra, Australia
How to reduce uncertainty when climate change is creating non-stationarity (0.9Mb PDF)
Presentation of summaries:
Hydroclimate Breakout Groups' findings on Data-Rich PUB
- Arid / Semi-Arid 138.5Kb PDF
- High Mountains 407.6Kb PDF
- Temperate Forests 2.7Mb PDF
- Temperate Agricultural 40.6Kb PDF
- Boreal / Arctic 10.1Kb PDF
- Tropics / Sub-Tropics 417.7Kb PDF
Bob Sandford
Chair, Canadian Partnership Initiative, United Nations International Water for Life Decade
Parameters, Predictions & Policy - An Unholy Trinity? (0.3Mb PDF)
Breakout Groups: discussion of Data-Sparse PUB by hydroclimate zone
Friday 13 May
Day 3: Data-Poor PUB
John Pomeroy
Director, Centre for Hydrology, University of Saskatchewan
Hydromythology and Prediction using available information (6.8Mb PDF)
Alexander Gelfan
Water Problems Institute, Russian Academy of Science
How to predict using physical principles (5.3Mb PDF)
Vincent Fortin
Canadian Meteorological Centre, Environment Canada
How to access measurement and information technology for prediction (4.8Mb PDF)
Pablo Dornes
Universidad Nacional de La Pampa, Argentina
How to combine inductive and deductive approaches to prediction (6Mb PDF)
Presentation of summaries:
Hydroclimate Breakout Groups' findings on Data-Sparse PUB
- Arid / Semi-Arid 51.2Kb PDF
- High Mountains 160.6Kb PDF
- Temperate Forests 6.5Mb PDF
- Temperate Agricultural 43.3Kb PDF
- Boreal / Arctic 13.3Kb PDF
- Tropics / Sub-Tropics 27Kb PDF
Hon Rob Renner - Minister of Environment, Province of Alberta
with an introduction by MLA Janis Tarchuk
Breakout Groups: discussion of Data-Poor PUB by hydroclimate zone
Presentation of summaries:
Hydroclimate Breakout Groups' findings on Data-Poor PUB
- Arid / Semi-Arid 92.5Kb PDF
- High Mountains 153.2Kb PDF
- Temperate Forests 17.3Kb PDF
- Temperate Agricultural 158.9Kb PDF
- Boreal / Arctic 11.2Kb PDF
- Tropics / Sub-Tropics 21.1Kb PDF
Personal Perspectives on PUB

Denis Hughes
Director, Institute for Water Research, Rhodes University, South Africa
0.1Mb PDF

Chris Spence
National Hydrology Research Centre, Environment Canada
0.1Mb PDF

Ross Woods
National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research, New Zealand
0.6Mb PDF

Conclusions / Closing Remarks

John Pomeroy
Director, Centre for Hydrology, University of Saskatchewan
PUB 2011 Products (393Kb PDF)

Saturday 14 May
Full-Day Field Tour: Banff National Park and Columbia Icefields
Led by Bob Sandford