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Collaborative program in water

Waterloo has been actively involved in water-related research since 1957, fostering interdisciplinary work with international recognition.

Waterloo Engineering offers this collaborative water program to Master of Applied Science (MASc) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) students. You may need to take additional courses to fulfill requirements in the water field.

Water research in Chemical Engineering

Chemical Engineering faculty provide a diverse range of research opportunities in water, including topics in treatment, groundwater resources, and microfluids. In this collaborative program, you will learn from researchers in Waterloo’s Water Institute, offering expertise from all six Faculties at the University of Waterloo. 

Finding a supervisor

Engineering applicants to the collaborative water program must be accepted under the supervision of a faculty member in one of the following departments:


Chemical Engineering

Civil & Environmental Engineering

You can contact a faculty member to be your prospective supervisor through our official form.