Virginia Wittrock is a Research Scientist/Climatologist at SRC. Virginia’s research interests are in climate change impacts, adaptations, hazards and vulnerability. Virginia is on the Board of Directors of the Saskatchewan branch of the Canadian Water Resources Association and is chair of the Saskatchewan Chapter of the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society. She has won several awards including, the City of Saskatoon’s Tourism Leadership Recipient (2011), the Saskatoon YWCA Science and Technology award (2004) and was appointed one of Canada’s “Leaders in Innovation” by the Partnership Group of Science and Engineering (2006). Virginia has over 100 publications in referred scientific journals, books, technical reports and conference proceedings.
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November 15, 2017
Old Man Winter has arrived in Saskatchewan and he's brought suitcases full of snow. It's important to be prepared for extreme winter weather events, like blizzards and extreme cold. The more we can anticipate and plan for these events, the more we can reduce their impacts and risks on us.
August 08, 2017
Extreme summer weather can have significant impacts our economy, society and environment. We’re talking about hail, tornadoes, plow winds, no rain, hot temperatures - all of which can lead to flooding, drought, insects, diseases and forest fires. It’s important to prepare for these types of weather events, so we can reduce the impacts and become more adaptable.
July 18, 2017
Every year, Saskatchewan faces the possibility of disaster stemming from natural hazards, such as severe weather, floods, drought and wildfires. In recent years, flooding has been a significant...
April 07, 2016
In a recent case study, we examined historic and future climate extremes and variability in the Souris River Watershed that are impacting the energy sector. Find out how the energy sector has responded to extreme climate events and what future adaptation actions the they can implement to capitalize on potential opportunities and to reduce risks in a changing climate.
November 26, 2014
Saskatchewan, despite its long winters (or what feels like winters that won’t end) is the sunniest province in Canada. The ability to measure and quantify that fact is important for industries in which weather plays a factor in planning and revenue. At our Climate Reference Stations, we use a sunshine duration sensor to help document Saskatchewan’s brightest attribute.