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Robert William Sandford

Robert William Sandford is the EPCOR Chair of the Canadian Partnership Initiative in support of the United Nations "Water for Life" Decade and also sits on the Advisory Committee for the prestigious Rosenberg International Forum on Water Policy. He is a director of the Western Watersheds Climate Research Collaborative, an associate of the Centre for Hydrology at the University of Saskatchewan and a fellow of the Biogeoscience Institute at the University of Calgary. As well, he sits on the advisory board of Living Lakes Canada and is co-chair of the Forum for Leadership on Water and a member of the Advisory Panel for the RBC Blue Water Project. In 2011 he was invited to be an advisor on water issues by the InterAction Council, a global public policy think tank composed of more than 20 former national leaders, including Jean Chrétien, Bill Clinton and Vicente Fox.

 

Robert is the author of some 20 books on the history, heritage and landscape of the Canadian Rockies, including Water, Weather and the Mountain West (RMB, 2007), The Weekender Effect: Hyperdevelopment in Mountain Towns (RMB, 2008), Restoring the Flow: Confronting the World's Water Woes (RMB, 2009), Ethical Water: Learning to Value What Matters Most (RMB, 2011), Cold Matters: The State and Fate of Canada’s Fresh Water (RMB, 2012), Saving Lake Winnipeg (RMB, 2013), Flood Forecast: Climate Risk and Resiliency in Canada (RMB, 2014), and Storm Warning: Water and Climate Security in a Changing World (RMB, 2015). He is also the co-author of The Columbia River Treaty: A Primer (RMB, 2015) and The Climate Nexus: Water, Food, Energy and Biodiversity (RMB, 2015). Robert lives in Canmore, Alberta.

Books by Robert William Sandford

Rain Comin' Down

Water, Memory and Identity in a Changed World

by (author) Robert William Sandford

The Anthropocene Disruption

by (author) Robert William Sandford

Quenching the Dragon

The Canada-China Water Crisis - An RMB Manifesto

by (author) Robert William Sandford

The Hard Work of Hope

Climate Change in the Age of Trump

by (author) Robert William Sandford & Jon O'Riordian

Our Vanishing Glaciers

The Snows of Yesteryear and the Future Climate of the Mountain West

by (author) Robert William Sandford

North America in the Anthropocene

by (author) Robert William Sandford

The Columbia Icefield – 3rd Edition

by (author) Robert William Sandford

Storm Warning

Water and Climate Security in a Changing World

by (author) Robert William Sandford

The Climate Nexus

Water, Food, Energy and Biodiversity in a Changing World

by (author) Jon O'Riordan & Robert William Sandford

The Columbia River Treaty

A Primer

by (author) Robert William Sandford, Deborah Harford & Jon O'Riordan

Flood Forecast

Climate Risk and Resiliency in Canada

by (author) Kerry Freek & Robert William Sandford

Saving Lake Winnipeg

by (author) Robert William Sandford

Cold Matters

The State and Fate of Canada's Fresh Water

by (author) Robert William Sandford

The Glittering Mountains of Canada

A Record of Exploration and Pioneer Ascents in the Canadian Rockies, 1914-1924

by (author) J. Monroe Thorington
foreword by Robert William Sandford

Ethical Water

Learning to Value What Matters Most

by (author) Robert William Sandford & Merrell-Ann Phare

Restoring the Flow

Confronting the World's Water Woes

by (author) Robert William Sandford

The Forgotten Explorer

Samuel Prescott Fay's 1914 Expedition to the Northern Rockies

by (author) Samuel Fay
edited by Charles Helm & Mike Murtha
foreword by Robert William Sandford

The Forgotten Explorer

Samuel Prescott Fay's 1914 Expedition to the Northern Rockies

edited by Charles Helm & Mike Murtha
foreword by Robert William Sandford

SuperGuide: The Columbia Icefield

by (author) Robert William Sandford

The Weekender Effect

Hyperdevelopment in Mountain Towns

by (author) Robert William Sandford

Mount Assiniboine

Images in Art

by (author) Jane Lytton Gooch
preface by Robert William Sandford

Water, Weather and the Mountain West

by (author) Robert William Sandford