Latest News & Publications
2023 / 12 / 07
Stephen was interviewed by Cheryl Jahn of CKPG News to discuss the persistent drought across northern BC and UNBC ranking in the top 50 research universities in Canada.
2023 / 11 / 06
Stephen participated in the online Main Table meeting of the Water Engagement Initiative.
2023 / 12 / 01
Stephen was interviewed by Ian Gregg of CFURadio 88.7 FM to discuss the persistent drought across northern BC.
Read and hear details of their conversation at
2023 / 11 / 21-22
Stephen met with research colleagues at Rio Tinto in Saguenay, Quebec.
2023 / 11 / 14
Stephen was interviewed by Adam Berls of CKPG News to discuss the persistent drought across northern BC.
2023 / 11 / 07
Stephen participated in the Main Table meeting of the Water Engagement Initiative in Vanderhoof.
2023 / 11 / 06
Bruno and Stephen participated in and presented at the fall meeting of the Nechako Watershed Roundtable in Vanderhoof.
2023 / 11 / 01
The NHG is pleased to announce we have an opening for a new post-doctoral fellow starting on 1 April 2024 at UNBC.
Please consult the following ad for details on the position and how to apply.
2023 / 11 / 01
Cardinal, E., Thériault, J. M., Stewart, R. E., Thompson, H. D., and Déry, S. J., 2023:
Climatology of and factors contributing to occurrences of near-0°C temperatures and associated precipitation at and near Terrace, British Columbia, Canada, Atmosphere-Ocean, DOI: 10.1080/07055900.2023.2270560.
2023 / 10 / 05
Stephen was interviewed by Cheryl Jahn of CKPG News to discuss the continuing drought across northern BC.
2023 / 10 / 02
Lisa Rickard rejoins the NHG as a part-time Research Skills Trainee - welcome back Lisa!
2023 / 09 / 30
Stephen participated in the QRRC annual open house in Likely, BC.
2023 / 09 / 27
Read all about our summer field season and recent research findings in the Fall 2023 issue of the Nechkako IRC newsletter now
2023 / 09 / 27
2023 / 09 / 01
Stephen presented his team's research on climate change and water security in the Nechako Watershed to representatives
from the German Research Foundation who were visiting the UNBC campus today.
Sobral, B. S. and Déry, S. J., 2023: Spatiotemporal distribution and trend analysis of
atmospheric rivers affecting British Columbia's Nechako Watershed,
International Journal of Climatology, 43(14), 6720-6732, doi: 10.1002/joc.8230.
2023 / 09 / 01
The NHG welcomes Meng Wang and Devin Wittig as new MSc students this fall. Welcome to both of you!
2023 / 08 / 31
UNBC's Integrated Watershed Research Group
(Drs. Stephen Déry, Eduardo Martins, Phil Owens and Margot Parkes) announced
from the Nechako Environmental Enhancement Fund and from other sources as matching funds.
This will support a third phase of integrated watershed research in the Nechako Watershed focusing on the
climate crisis as a cross-cutting driver of watershed change.
2023 / 08 / 14
The NHG welcomes Bruno Sobral as its new Research Manager in a joint position with the
2023 / 07 / 25
Stephen was interviewed by Caden Fanshaw of CKPG Today to discuss sediment loads and the
different coloration of the Nechako and Fraser rivers.
2023 / 07 / 24
The NHG fully embraces, fosters and celebrates diversity in the composition of its team. Consult our
equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) statement and philosophy
on our research and team webpage.
2023 / 06 / 30
Stephen was interviewed by Cheryl Jahn of CKPG News to discuss the emerging drought across northern BC.
2023 / 06 / 28
The summer 2023 issue of the Nechkako IRC newsletter is now
2023 / 06 / 27
Stephen was interviewed by Jack Clark of CKPG News to discuss the persistent warm, dry spell
that continues to affect northern BC.
2023 / 06 / 23
The NHG is pleased to announce the creation of a new website describing the "Monitoring Extreme Climate and Hydrometeorological Events (MECHE) observatory and associated projects.
2023 / 06 / 15
Ahmed, M. I., Stadnyk, T., Pietroniro, A., Owoye, H., Bajracharya, A., Mai, J., Tolson, B., Shen, H., Craig, J. Gervais, M., Sagan, K., Wruth, S., Koenig, K., Lilhare, R., Déry, S. J., Pokorny, S.,
Venema, H., Muhammad, A., Hallborg, C., and Taheri, M., 2023: Learning From Hydrological Models' Challenges: A Case Study from the Nelson Basin Intercomparison Project, Journal of Hydrology, 623, 129820.
2023 / 06 / 06
Stephen was interviewed by Jack Clark of CKPG News to discuss the current warm, dry spell predicted in
northern BC for the next week.
2023 / 05 / 31
Justin and Stephen participated in the Koh Learning event at Stellat'en First Nation.
2023 / 05 / 26
The NHG congratulates all UNBC students graduating today! Special congratulations to six recent / current NHG
who are being conferred their degrees today: Selina Mitchell (MSc), Lisa Rickard (MSc), Spencer Woyke (BSc),
Laura-Anne Browning (BSc), Jade Reynolds (BSc) and Dylan Broeke (BSc). Well done!
2023 / 05 / 7-11
Bruno and Stephen presented their latest findings on the role of atmospheric rivers in the Nechako
Watershed's hydrology and on the impact of extreme events on water temperatures, respectively, during the
2023 annual meeting of the Canadian Geophysical Union in Banff, Alberta.
2023 / 04 / 21
Martins, E. G., Déry, S. J., and D. A. Patterson, 2023: Chapter 15: Fraser River Basin, In DeLong,
M. (Ed.), Rivers of North America, Elsevier, pp. 650-674
2023 / 04 / 19
Spencer presented his undergraduate thesis entitled "Multi-site analysis of peak storm events at Tahtsa
Ranges using MRR and disdrometer data". Congratulations Spencer on successfully completing your
undergraduate thesis and course!
2023 / 04 / 11
Stephen was interviewed by Cheryl Jahn of CKPG News to discuss the exceptionally low water levels in northern
BC rivers. Read and hear
more here about their conversation and potential implications to this summer's water levels.
2023 / 04 / 04
The spring 2023 issue of the Nechkako IRC newsletter is now
2023 / 03 / 31
Lisa successfully defended her MSc thesis entitled "Comparison of recent major spring flood events in the
Saint John River Basin". Congratulations Lisa!
2023 / 03 / 28
Thompson, H.D., Thériault, J. M., Déry, S. J., Stewart, R. E., Boisvert, D., Rickard, L.
, Leroux, N. R., Colli, M. and Vionnet, V., 2023:
Atmospheric and surface observations during the Saint John River Experiment on Cold Season Storms, submitted to Earth System Science Data Discussions. Full
2023 / 03 / 01
Members of the IRC team (Kirsten, Justin, Jade, Tamar, Bruno, and Jingwen) along with Stephen and other members
of UNBC's Integrated Watershed Research Group participated in a public presentation titled
"An Evening on the Nechako: A virtual update and interactive
discussion with UNBC's Integrated Watershed Research Group."
2023 / 02 / 16
Stephen presented a talk entitled "Nechako Watershed stream temperature monitoring and research, 2019-2023"
as part of the Climate Science Informal Seminars at UNBC sponsored by CMOS and PICS.
2023 / 01 / 10
2023 / 01 / 01
Stephen was interviewed by Hiren Mansukhani of the PG Post to discuss the recent dry weather in northern BC
including the fifth driest year on record in Prince George. Read the story here.
The Nothern Hydrometeorology Group wishes everyone a very Happy New Year! All the best in 2023!
2022 / 12 / 19
The December 2022 IRC quarterly newsletter (Volume 4, Issue 4) is now available
NSERC/Rio Tinto IRC team and all of the NHG wish everyone safe and Happy Holidays!
2022 / 11 / 18
Jingwen and Stephen are part of a team with Associated Engineering that will undertake flood plain mapping over the next year for the lower Nechako and upper Fraser rivers thanks to support from the Fraser Basin Council.
2022 / 11 / 10
Stephen provided his insights on recent climate change and impacts to the Nechako Watershed for this
The Tyee article titled
"How the Kenney Dam broke the Nechako River".
2022 / 11 / 03
Selina successfully defended her MSc thesis titled
"Precipitation Gradients Across the Continental Divide in the Southern Canadian Rockies". Congratulations Selina!
2022 / 10 / 27
Lilhare, R., Déry, S. J., Stadnyk, T. A., Pokorny, S., and Koenig, K. A., 2022:
Warming soil temperature and increasing baseflow in response to recent and potential future climate
change across northern Manitoba, Canada, Hydrological Processes, 36(11), e14748, doi: 10.1002/hyp.14748.
2022 / 10 / 27
Justin and Stephen participated in the fall meeting of the Nechako Watershed Roundtable.
2022 / 10 / 13
Numerical modelling forms an important part of the IRC's program of research and TRARE is providing critical
data to validate simulations as you can hear from this Youtube video captured during the TRARE field campaign in October 2021.
2022 / 09 / 20
Read here a UNBC story on the official announcement of provincial funding from the BC Knowledge Development Fund
along with the Canada
Foundation for Innovation that will support the creation of the MECHE observatory.
2022 / 09 / 15
The September 2022 IRC quarterly newsletter is now available
2022 / 09 / 14
Thériault, J. M., Leroux, N. R., Stewart, R. E., Bertoncini, A., Déry, S. J., Pomeroy, J. W., Thompson, H. D., Smith, H. M., Mariani, Z., Desroches-Lapointe, A., Mitchell, S., and Almonte, J., 2022:
The Storms and Precipitation Across the continental Divide Experiment (SPADE),
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 103(11), E2628-E2649.
2022 / 09 / 03
The NHG is pleased to announce we have two openings for M.Sc. students starting in the
Summer or Fall 2023 semesters at UNBC.
Please consult the following ad for details on the positions and how to apply.
2022 / 08 / 12
Find out more details on last fall's TRARE field experiment in this YouTube video.
2022 / 07 / 20
Learn more on the state-of-the-art meteorological equipment that was deployed during the TRARE field campaign and how this is leading to a
better understanding of the atmospheric river phenonmenon in this YouTube video.
2022 / 07 / 12
Listen to Kelly and Stephen describe last autumn's TRARE field campaign in this YouTube video.
2022 / 06 / 27
Gilbert, D. E., Morris, J. E., Kaveney, A. R., Déry, S. J., 2022:
Sub-hourly water temperature data collected across the Nechako Watershed, 2019-2021,
Data in Brief, 43, 108425. Full Document
2022 / 06 / 21
The June IRC quarterly newsletter is now available
2022 / 06 / 08
Stephen presented a talk entitled "Atmospheric rivers and their role in floods in British Columbia" to the
Real Estate Foundation of BC and the BC Northern Real Estate Board.
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