Presentation of new research on Nechako

Recent research on the Nechako River Basin will be presented by three UNBC researchers on Sept. 9.

Vivian ChuiOmineca Express


Recent research on the Nechako River Basin will be presented by three UNBC researchers on Sept. 9 at W.L.McLeod Elementary School at 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

They are part of the university’s Integrated Watershed Research Group, which had received $1 million of funding in March 2014 to conduct research in the Nechako River Basin for the next four years.

The themes of the research include: (i) water security and climate change, (ii) fine sediment sources and dynamics, and (iii) tools for integration in watershed management and governance.

Formed in 2012, the group aims to learn more about watershed processes including the biophyscial, biophysical, chemical, ecological, community and health dynamics.



Aseem Sharma, a PhD candidate from Nepal working under the supervision of Dr. Stephen Dery, will provide findings from his work relating to historical climate and precipitation data in the Nechako Basin from 1950-2010 and projecting climate and precipitation changes under different scenarios through to 2050.

Dr David Gateiulle, a postdoctoral research associate from the University of Paris who is working with Drs Petticrew and Owens, will outline work being conducted in order to trace fine sediments sources within the Nechako River Basin.

Kate Hewitt, a masters student from Victoria along with Dr Margot Parkes, will highlight work relating to the development a spatially referenced watershed portal tool to create a platform to bring together existing knowledge and new watershed research.


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