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The Canadian Rivers Institute (CRI), hosted at the University of New Brunswick, with 23 science directors at 15 university and institutions in Canada and abroad, has become an international leader in multi-disciplinary aquatic science involving partners in academia, industry and government. Their work is advancing understanding of the health of fresh waters and estuaries and being used to inform policy and management decisions by governments and industry. CRI science directors have been awarded 10 Canada Research Chair programs to date. More media background on the Canadian Rivers Institute

December 15, 2016

Transferring dam renewal and removal science to large dam renewal projects across the world

CRI scientists are developing made-in-Canada tools, technologies and methods that are transferable to governments and power utilities around the world as tens of thousands of aging dam facilities are facing infrastructure renewals.  The Mactaquac Aquatic Ecosystem Study (MAES) is a multi-million dollar, multi-year research initiative on the Saint John River in New Brunswick (the second longest…

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December 14, 2016

CRI is developing specialists in river and estuarine science in Canada and around the world

To meet the growing demand for water professionals around the world, CRI researchers have graduated more than 450 students. Students and researchers have come from every province and territory of Canada and 20% of our student alumni come from countries as diverse as Bhutan, Chile, China, Finland, Italy, New Zealand, Romania, Senegal, and the USA. CRI alumni are working in every sector,…

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