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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

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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Job opportunity in CRI’s Stable Isotopes in Nature Laboratory

May 19 2016   |   by

We are currently seeking a suitably qualified and dynamic individual for the position of Technical Manager. Reporting to the Director of the SINLAB, the Technical Manager is responsible for overseeing the daily operation and maintenance of all Stable Isotope equipment.

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CRI welcomes summer support staff to the team

May 17 2016   |   by

We are happy to share that we have two new staff joining the team for the summer and early fall.

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New training opportunities for CRI members this summer

May 17 2016   |   by

CRI Training is excited to announce a few NEW training opportunities for CRI members this summer.

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CRI’s Deborah MacLatchy receives Doctor of Science Honorary Degree

May 16 2016   |   by

Dr. Deborah MacLatchy, a Canadian Rivers Institute (CRI) Science Director, received a Doctor of Science Honorary Degree on May 16th from Acadia University in Wolfeville NS.

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