Climate change at Waterloo

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IC3 icon logoThe Interdisciplinary Centre on Climate Change (IC3) is the focal point for climate change research, training and knowledge mobilization at Waterloo.

IC3 is an interdisciplinary hub with 100+ Waterloo faculty researchers, students, and scientists from partner institutions and government agencies. The centre is also home to several research sub-centres, including: Polar Data Catalogue, Canadian Cryoshperic Information Network, and Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation.

IC3 supports climate change research and innovation in three critical areas:

  1. June 30, 2021Robert McLeman lead author of new national report on climate change
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    International Dimensions chapter of Canada in a Changing Climate: National Issues Report released on June 28th, 2021

    Robert McLeman, Interdisciplinary Centre on Climate Change (IC3) member and Professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University, is a lead author of the International Dimensions chapter of the Canada in a Changing Climate: National Issues Report, released on June 28th, 2021 by the Government of Canada.

  2. June 28, 2021Waterloo experts featured in Government of Canada’s new national report on climate change
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    Sector Impacts and Adaptation chapter of Canada in a Changing Climate: National Issues Report released on June 28th, 2021

    Interdisciplinary Centre on Climate Change (IC3) members and Waterloo Professors Daniel Scott and Jason Thistlethwaite are contributing authors of the Sector Impacts and Adaptation chapter of the Canada in a Changing Climate: National Issues Report, released on June 28th, 2021 by the Government of Canada.

  3. June 22, 2021Waterloo research institutes host interdisciplinary summer school on water security and climate change
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    Climate change poses significant risks to water security in urban settings. Addressing this complex challenge requires collaboration and the incorporation of knowledge and expertise from various disciplines. The University of Waterloo’s Water Institute (WI) and Interdisciplinary Centre on Climate Change (IC3) are advancing these efforts by delivering a uniquely designed, three-week virtual summer school, “Climate Change and Water Security in Urbanized Watersheds: An Interdisciplinary Perspective.

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