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The Interdisciplinary Centre on Climate Change (IC3) brings together experts across disciplines to consider the impacts of climate change from every angle. A fresh approach, built on smart science, working toward achievable solutions – because at Waterloo, change really does matter.

Established in 2008, ICseeks to advance research on climate change by facilitating interdisciplinary research and providing relevant scientific information that empowers business, government and civil society to prepare and respond effectively to weather events and climate change.

  1. Oct. 24, 2016Partners for Action launches FloodSmartCanadaFloodSmartCanada logo.

    To aid in their mission to advance flood resiliency in Canada, Partners for Action (P4A) released their new website,, on October 11, 2016. FloodSmartCanada is designed to be a source of information for all Canadians who want to learn more about flooding and the risks associated with it, as well as how to prepare for an emergency. 

  2. Oct. 17, 2016Dr. Amelia Clarke: Closing the implementation gap through partnershipsDr. Amelia Clarke.

    Learn how local governments can design better partnerships to implement community sustainability plans.

    Integrated Sustainable Community Plans have exploded across Canada in recent years, from 27 plans in 2007 to more than 1000 plans today. Hearkening back to the Rio Earth Summit in 1992, these are the modern day versions of Local Agenda 21s: plans designed to address large-scale community-wide visions with integrated social, environmental and economic considerations. They are not projects local governments can take on alone, which is why a partnership approach is needed.

  3. Dec. 1, 2015IC3 and Environment students head to Paris for United Nations Climate Conference

    This week, political leaders from all over the world, including new Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, will arrive in Paris to negotiate a plan to fight global climate change. The University of Waterloo is sending a handful of students to be on the ground in the French capital as the historic agreement unfolds around them.

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  1. July 1, 2016 to Feb. 20, 2017Nature Unleashed: Inside Natural DisastersTHEMUSEUM exhibit poster.

    Join us at THEMUSEUM’s newest exhibit Nature Unleashed: Inside Natural Disasters. We invite guests of all ages to come learn about tornadoes, volcanoes, hurricanes, and earthquakes through interactive displays.

  2. Oct. 26, 2016ECOLOO 2016: Enviro-preneurship Pitch ContestECOLOO pitch contest banner.

    If you're interested in learning more about innovative and creative initiatives, come listen to fellow students pitch their sustainability ideas! Speakers from the Waterloo community will also be sharing their experiences in sustainability.

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