Dr. John Pomeroy

Dr. John Pomeroy, PhD.


Canada Research Chair in Water Resources & Climate Change

Director, Centre for Hydrology

Director, Global Water Futures Initiative


Professor Pomeroy holds a PhD in Agricultural Engineering (1988) and BSc (Hons.) in Geography (1983) from the University of Saskatchewan. In the late 1980s through the 1990s he was a NATO Science Fellow at the School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia, England; a Research Scientist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service in Wyoming, a Research Scientist and Project Leader at Environment Canada’s National Hydrology Research Institute and a member of the Division of Hydrology, University of Saskatchewan. He was the first Professor of Hydrology in Wales, where he was awarded a personal chair in 2001 by the University of Wales, Aberystwyth. He has won best paper awards from both the Eastern and Western Snow Conferences, research awards from the Governments of Canada and Japan and a teaching award from the University of Saskatchewan Students Union.

Professor Pomeroy has authored over 250 research articles, reports and books, conducted research in western and northern Canada, the United States, Bolivia, Russia, Wales, Scotland, Nepal, China, Chile and Japan. He has given many presentations throughout North America, Europe, Africa and Asia.

His current research interests are in physical hydrology emphasizing cold regions processes, watershed modeling, snow, forests, mountains, prairies, arctic, hydrometeorology, hydrochemistry, ecohydrology and instrumentation.