Researchers offer insights on COVID planning impacts

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Researchers from Waterloo Engineering played prominent roles at a recent virtual symposium staged by the Region of Waterloo.

A team of faculty members, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows led by Nadine Ibrahim, a civil and environmental engineering lecturer, contributed two white papers exploring the implications of COVID-19 on the region’s official planning process.

The papers covered considerations involving water, wastewater, stormwater, asset management and roads. On the the civil engineering public infrastructure, researchers covering water-related topics included Wayne Parker, Bruce MacVicar, Matthew Iannetta, Kimia Aghasadeghi, Peter Huck, Sigrid Peldszus, Anelisa Schmidt and Nadine Ibrahim. On the road infrastructure, reseachers included Seyedata Nahidi, Nadine Ibrahim and Susan Tighe.

Other researchers from the University of Waterloo contributed papers looking at implications in areas including the economy, automation, working from home, density, housing and air quality.

Abstracts of all of the papers presented at the Engage Waterloo Region symposium can be downloaded here.

Click here to see the full article printed in The Record on September 16, 2020.