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Global Water Futures Observatories
Instrumented Sites
Coldwater Laboratory

General Info


Coldwater Laboratory in Canmore, AB is the base for storing, repairing, staging, and deploying deployable systems and equipment deployed in the field to measure long-term baseline and time-sensitive data at the headwaters of the Saskatchewan, Columbia and Mackenzie River Basins. The Coldwater Laboratory provides easy access to over 35 high elevation stations within the southern Canadian Rockies.


University of Saskatchewan

Facility Lead

John Pomeroy

Primary Contacts

NameRoleContact Information
John PomeroyFacility LeadEmail:
Phone: (306) 966-1426
Joni OnclinPrimary ContactEmail:
Phone: (306) 966-1427

Fee for Service

Deployable Systems

RefItemDeployed AtUnitInternal Rate *External Rate **Commercial Rate ***
CWL-DS-1Snowmobileper day$50$100$120
CWL-DS-2Mileage rateper km$0.5$1.6$2.8
CWL-DS-32019 Toyota Tundraper day$60$69$84