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Water Science of the First Order

Canadian Rivers Institute (CRI) is internationally recognized as the go-to source for advancing river, estuary, and watershed sciences and ecological sustainability.

Find out how the CRI can contribute to the success of your river, estuary, or watershed project.

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World-class Knowledge

The CRI has recruited internationally respected researchers dedicated to developing aquatic science

Meet the Experts Background World-class Knowledge

World-class Knowledge

The CRI has recruited internationally respected researchers dedicated to developing aquatic science

Meet the Experts Background World-class Knowledge

World-class Knowledge

The CRI has recruited internationally respected researchers dedicated to developing aquatic science

Meet the Experts Background

World-class Knowledge

The CRI has recruited internationally respected researchers dedicated to developing aquatic science

Meet the Experts Background

World-class Knowledge

The CRI has recruited internationally respected researchers dedicated to developing aquatic science

Meet the Experts Background

World-class Knowledge

The CRI has recruited internationally respected researchers dedicated to developing aquatic science

Meet the Experts Background

World-class Knowledge

The CRI has recruited internationally respected researchers dedicated to developing aquatic science

Meet the Experts Background

World-class Knowledge

The CRI has recruited internationally respected researchers dedicated to developing aquatic science

Meet the Experts Background
 

Our Objective

The objective of the CRI is to build a network of researchers with common interests in aquatic science across universities, government, and industry. The CRI uses a multidisciplinary and cross-sector approach to focus its research on societal demands for water resources while addressing the challenges of sustaining, healthy aquatic ecosystems. This innovative model merges academic ideas-based and applied needs-based science and promotes the rapid transfer of new knowledge to regulatory agencies to create effective public policy for improving society and the quality of life in Canada and abroad.

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Hynes Lectures

In 2002, the CRI initiated its annual lecture series by conferring of an Honorary Doctoral Degree to Dr. H.B.N. Hynes.

Dr. H.B. Noel Hynes is the world’s most renowned freshwater biologist and a Distinguished Emeritus Professor at the University of Waterloo. Referred to as "the father of running water ecology", he has published extensively, including his definitive textbook on river ecology, The Ecology of Running Waters.

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Education and Training

The CRI delivers undergraduate and graduate training in river sciences, and field-based, training opportunities for students and professionals in areas of benthic invertebrate sampling, electrofishing, watershed management, river restoration, ecosystem sciences, and ecotoxicology.

 

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Latest News

Job Opportunity: Stable Isotope Laboratory Technician

Jun 28 2016   |   by

Reporting to the Technical Manager and Lab Manager, the Isotope Lab Technician II will be responsible for the technical operation and maintenance of equipment in the Stable Isotopes in Nature Laboratory (SINLAB).

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CRI welcomes new members to Science Directors and Management boards

Jun 24 2016   |   by

I am delighted to let you know that our community has expanded. As of this week, we welcome new members to both our Science Directors and Management boards.

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Graduate Opportunity in Freshwater Environmental Toxicology, UNBF

Jun 22 2016   |   by

Graduate Opportunity in Freshwater Environmental Toxicology in the Biology Department, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton. The MSc position will study indicators of environmental stress in aquatic insect species beginning January 2017 with a possibility of a fall internship.

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Federal Government, Canadian Rivers Institute and Canadians team up to assess river health

Jun 08 2016   |   by

It’s Canadian Environment Week, an annual celebration of Canadian citizens’ ongoing efforts to help preserve, protect and restore our environment. The Canadian Rivers Institute (CRI) has helped thousands of Canadians become citizen scientists, working across the country to become stewards of their local rivers and lakes.

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CRI Advances New Methods to Understand Biological Diversity for Better River and Wetland Management

May 20 2016   |   by

Sunday, May 22 is International Day for Biological Diversity. With this year’s theme of Sustaining People and their Livelihoods, CRI takes a look at how one area of relatively new scientific research is advancing our understanding of biological diversity, especially as it pertains to the thresholds of degradation of human-valued ecosystems such as rivers and wetlands.

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