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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.

Learn more about CRI and our goals

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

MSc OPPORTUNITY IN HYDRO-ACOUSTIC HABITAT ASSESSMENT

Dec 19 2014   |   by M Gray

MSc Project Hydro-acoustic Assessment

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Happy Holidays from the CRI

Dec 16 2014   |   by M Gray

Happy holiday card for out Network

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Job Opportunity at the CRI

Dec 11 2014   |   by M Gray

CRI Job Opportunity

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CRI Science Director Donald Baird co-edits Advances in Ecological Research issue Big Data in Ecology

Dec 09 2014   |   by M Gray

CRI Science Director Donald Baird co-edits Advances in Ecological Research issue ‘Big Data in Ecology’

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Three new Graduate Student Opportunities (U of Western Ontario)

Nov 20 2014   |   by M Gray

Grad Student Opportunities at UWO

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