Media Coverage: PhD Research on Climate Change Impacts on Alberta’s Water
University of Alberta interviewed me and my PhD supervisor Professor Thian Gan to discuss about our research on the impacts of climate change on Southern Alberta’s surface water resources:
“Islam and his PhD supervisor, civil engineering professor Thian Yew Gan, have just published a research paper addressing what the next 100 years could hold for the South Saskatchewan River basin. The study, published in the Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, was part of Islam’s PhD thesis.
The study looks into the combined effects of climate change and active climate anomalies on the water supply and demand over the 21st century to update and complement the existing water management plan. To evaluate the impact of the current and future changes in the global weather patterns on Alberta’s climate, Islam and Gan referred to models produced by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, an international think tank and a research hub on climate issues. The study showed that under all scenarios, the amount of surface water in Alberta will be decreasing”