Join us for RDAR's annual Round-Up, being held at The Heritage Centre in Cremona on June 6, 2024.

Join us for our third annual Round-Up

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Drawing Insight: a day for convergence about H20

Water is one of the most important components for sustaining our farms, our communities, and our economy.

This year's Round-Up is all about water: Managing when there is too little or too much, maintaining its quality, and successfully securing and protecting water supplies for the short and long term.

RDAR's 2024 Round-Up is a one-day special event for everyone interested in how Alberta manages its water resources, especially how water affects the agricultural sector.

Participants will hear from peers — producers, researchers, policy-makers and processors — about how to manage production and processing practices in varying conditions. Researchers will hear producers' challenges while sharing their expertise. Industry leaders will share their insights on broader water issues and how policy and investments may affect business practices.

Keynote speaker

Dr. John Pomeroy

Dr. John Pomeroy is Director of the Global Water Futures Program – the largest university-led freshwater research project in the world.  At the University of Saskatchewan, he is the Canada Research Chair in Water Resources and Climate Change, Distinguished Professor of Geography, Director of the Centre for Hydrology, Director of the Coldwater Laboratory, Canmore, Alberta, and Associate Director of the Global Institute for Water Security. 

His current research interests are on the impact of land use and climate change on cold regions hydrology and water quality, and improved prediction of climate change impacts, especially floods and droughts.   

He has developed several hydrological models and a network of hydrological research basins. Dr. Pomeroy has authored over 400 research articles and reports and several books that have been cited over 25,000 times! 

PhD, AGU Fellow, FRGS, FRSC; Canada Research Chair in Water Resources and Climate Change; Chairholder, UNESCO Chair in Mountain Water Sustainability; Distinguished Professor, Dept. of Geography & Planning; Director, CFREF Global Water Futures Programme; Director, USask Centre for Hydrology; Director, USask Coldwater Laboratory, Canmore, Alberta

Who's coming?


Check out the researchers who will be sharing their water-focused projects at this year's Round-Up!

Dr. Linda Gorim

Assistant Professor, University of Alberta and WGRF Chair in Cropping Systems

Dr. Yuri Montanholi

Instructor and Researcher, Lakeland College

Val Carney

Poultry Innovation Partnership

Brittnay Thomas

Practicum Student at Lakeland College, Applied Research

Dr. Mohamed Naouri

Mueller Irrigation Group

Willemijn Appels

Lethbridge College

Susan Markus

Lakeland College

Who's coming?


Hear from our panelists during our afternoon session on water management in Alberta.

Ken Coles

M.Sc., B.Sc., P.Ag, Certified Crop Advisor (CCA), Certified Pesticide Applicator

Cathie Erichsen Arychuk

M.Sc., B.Sc.Ag, P.Ag., Certified Agricultural Fieldman

Who's coming?


Visit with exhibitors working hard to benefit the agriculture sector.

Neil Thorsteinson

Range Ward

Curtis Snell

Working Well Program

Henry Clearfab

Clearfab Manufacturing



This year's Round-Up is a full-day event, running from 9:30 - 4:00. Optional early-bird sessions are available from 8:00 - 9:30. Attendees are welcome to stay and network after the event from 4:00 - 6:00.

  1. 8:00: Registration and check-in for early-bird sessions (optional)

  2. 8:30: Round-Up early-bird sessions (optional)

    Producers can arrive early for a chance to discuss issues and get to know RDAR researchers and support services in the agricultural community.

  3. 9:30: Round-Up general registration

  4. 10:00: Round-Up begins

    Welcome from RDAR, greetings from Minister of Agriculture and Irrigation, and introduction of keynote speaker.

  5. 10:30: Keynote speaker Dr. John Pomeroy, Distinguished Professor

    Dr. Pomeroy is a Canada Research Chair in Water Resources and Climate Change, the Director of the Global Water Futures Programme, Director, USask Centre for Hydrology, and the Director of the USask Coldwater Laboratory in Canmore, Alberta.

  6. 11:30: Lunch and networking

    Connect with your peers while you discuss current research into water projects.

  7. 12:30: Panel discussion

    A panel discussion covering various aspects of water management in Alberta.

  8. 2:15: Afternoon break

  9. 2:45: Peer-to-peer learning sessions

    A chance for producers to take part in "peer-to-peer" discussions. In a group setting, producers can learn from others about managing water and dive deeper into specific topics.

  10. 3:30: Main session and Round-Up wrap up

    Round-Up attendees will come back from the peer-to-peer discussions and share learnings from those breakout sessions with the larger audience.

  11. 4:00: Evening networking

    After hours networking and display of RDAR-funded water research projects.

  12. 6:00: Event closes

    Thank you for joining us!