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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.”

Annand is conducting her doctoral research under the supervision of Dr. John Pomeroy (PhD), a faculty member in the department and the director of the Centre for Hydrology. Annand’s dissertation is titled “The Influence of Climate Change and Wetland Management on Prairie Hydrology.” | READ MORE


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