Global Water Futures: Solutions to Water Threats in an Era of Global Change is a University of Saskatchewan-led research program that is funded in part by a $77.8-million grant from the Canada First Excellence Research Fund. Lead institutional partners include the University of Waterloo, Wilfrid Laurier University and McMaster University. The Global Water Futures (GWF) program will transform the way communities, governments and industries in Canada, and other cold regions of the world, prepare for and manage increasing water-related threats. Key research areas include predicting change in Cold Regions, developing Big Water data and support systems, and designing
user solutions that focus on real world problems.
A fundamental component of the GWF program is an active, state-of-the-art program of knowledge mobilization (KM) for the benefit of society, the environment, and the economy. Defining research needs with users, and the engagement and communication with stakeholders throughout the research process, is a defining characteristic of the GWF program. In order to institutionalize and support the GWF KM philosophy and approach, a GWF KM Core Team, with representatives from the University of Saskatchewan, the University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University, has been established to provide oversight, advice, and support. The GWF KM Core Team is an advisory body that reports to the GWF Strategic Management Committee.
The KM Specialist will support and report to the GWF KM Core Team member from the University of Waterloo. The KM Specialist will be responsible for designing, implementing, monitoring and reporting on KM activities on a day-today basis with primary responsibility for GWF-related activities, and with secondary responsibility for home university water-related KM activities.
This role is contingent on funding.
Knowledge Management Strategy Development and Implementation
Knowledge Transfer and Communications
Networking and Relationship Management
Training and Capacity Building
Reporting and Administration