The application to the Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI) entitled “Improving Canadian Capacity for Predicting the Impacts of Natural and Human Disturbances on Boreal Water Resources” by the members of the Cold Regions Research Centre and Laurier Institute for Water Science was recommended for funding by the Special Multidisciplinary Assessment Committee to CFI in July 2009.
On May 26, 2010 the Government of the Northwest Territories and Wilfrid Laurier University signed the GNWT/WLU Contribution Agreement with the goal of completing the funding required to develop lab facilities.
A research program is developing from this GNWT/WLU partnership and with will bring together scientists from Laurier’s Cold Regions Research Centre and Institute for Water Science, from the GNWT, from federal, provincial and other territorial governments as well as from other universities, institutions, NGOs and the private sector. The goal of the research program is to facilitate scientific studies directed at water resource and ecosystem sustainability in support of the NWT water stewardship strategy.
A new 10-year agreement has recently been signed and more details can now be found on the dedicated partnership web page.