USask PhD student seeks to better design agricultural drainage projects as farmers face more extreme precipitation
August 24, 2021 By Shannon Boklaschuk, University of Saskatchewan
“Future climate projections suggest that we’re in for more extreme weather in the Prairies. That could mean more droughts and flooding in the future,” said Holly Annand, a PhD candidate in the Department of Geography and Planning in USask’s College of Arts and Science.
“We’ve also seen a great deal of wetland loss in the Prairies, often due to agricultural expansion or intensification, which is concerning because wetlands offer important ecosystem services like wildlife habitat, flood retention and improved downstream water quality.”
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