IMPC held its first annual meeting on July 18-19th, 2018 at National Hydrology Research Centre, Saskatoon. This was a chance for members of the IMPC team, as well as the Global Water Futures (GWF) core modelling team, to present, evaluate, and discuss their progress over the past year. Strategies for user-engagement and knowledge mobilization was also discussed during the meeting.
Nearly 90 people from academic, regulatory, and industrial sectors attended the meeting in-person or online. This included researchers, students, collaborators, and representatives of various indigenous, municipal, provincial, and national stakeholders from 16 organizations namely, University of Saskatchewan, University of Manitoba, University of Waterloo, Environment and Climate Change Canada, Natural Resources Canada, Prairie Provinces Water Board, Government of Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan Water Security Agency, SaskPower, Partners for the Saskatchewan River Basin, Alberta Environment and Parks, City of Calgary, Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation, Manitoba Hydro, Yukon Department of Environment, and Cumberland House. Martyn Clark, from NCAR (National Center for Atmospheric Research) USA, was also invited as the special speaker for the meeting.