Dr John Pomeroy is the Canada Research Chair in Water Resources and Climate Change (Tier 1), Professor of Geography and Director of the Centre for Hydrology at the University of Saskatchewan, an Honorary Professor of the Centre for Glaciology, Aberystwyth University, Wales, a Visiting Professor of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and an Institute Professor for the Biogeoscience Institute of the University of Calgary. He is a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union and the Royal Geographical Society.
Professor Pomeroy holds a PhD in Agricultural Engineering (1988) and BSc (Hons.) in Geography (1983) from the University of Saskatchewan. In the late 1980s through the 1990s he was a NATO Science Fellow at the School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia, England; a Research Scientist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service in Wyoming, a Research Scientist and Project Leader at Environment Canada’s National Hydrology Research Institute and a member of the Division of Hydrology, University of Saskatchewan. He was the first Professor of Hydrology in Wales, where he was awarded a personal chair in 2001 by the University of Wales, Aberystwyth. He has won best paper awards from both the Eastern and Western Snow Conferences, research awards from the Governments of Canada and Japan and a teaching award from the University of Saskatchewan Students Union.
Professor Pomeroy has authored over 250 research articles, reports and books, conducted research in western and northern Canada, the United States, Bolivia, Russia, Wales, Scotland, Nepal, China, Chile and Japan.