Athabasca River Basin Research Institute
The Athabasca River Basin plays a significant role in defining the society, culture, and economy of central and northern Alberta
The River Basin
At 1,538 km in length, the Athabasca River is Alberta’s longest undammed river and its second largest by volume.
The newly created Athabasca River Basin Research Institute is an innovative interdisciplinary research centre.
The Institute and the Basin: A Unique Opportunity
The basin is ecologically significant and rich in natural resources, including some of the world's largest oil sands deposits. It also represents a tapestry of diverse cultures and has considerable historical importance. Industrial development and climate change are affecting both the environmental and human elements of the basin. Through research and knowledge transfer, the institute will help to identify gaps in knowledge, highlight research opportunities and enhance understanding of key issues. The institute's activities will inform academics, community members and decision-makers, and support the development of sound policies that will benefit all who have a stake in the basin.
News and Events
November 12, 2013
Dr. Junye Wang has joined Athabasca University as Campus Alberta Innovates Research Chair in Computational Sustainability. His appointment became effective September 1, 2013.
Registration deadline: April 5, 2013
Deadline March 29, 2013
The day will feature talks on ARBRI's key research projects, and a demonstration of the re-developed and expanded Athabasca River Basin Repository.