Congratulations to Monica Emelko, an IC3 member and professor of civil and environmental engineering, who has been awarded more than $3.5 million from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) through its Innovation Fund. This funding will help analyze threats to the quality of drinking water and year-round access to, and instrumentation for, watershed observatories.

Solve Climate by 2030: 4 key steps for climate action - It’s time to take action on climate change

Join speakers from the University of Waterloo and Waterloo community for an engaging webinar about actionable climate solutions. The webinar is hosted by the Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy (WISE) and the Interdisciplinary Centre on Climate Change (IC3).

The event is targeted to students but everyone is welcome to attend.

UWaterloo students from the faculty of Engineering and Environment hosted a recent webinar presented by the Interdisciplinary Centre on Climate Change (IC3) and Faculty of Health. The webinar “The impacts of climate change on public health: Opportunities to mitigate risk” was held on February 10th, 2021.


In January 2021, IC3 partnered with UWaterloo's Concept and Problem Lab to launch the Climate Innovation Discovery Stream. Throughout the 3 week program, students from across campus spent their time researching climate change related problems and developing potential innovative solutions.

With spring around the corner, Canadian cities score an uninspiring C+ on flood preparedness

Canadian cities received an uninspiring grade on flood preparedness, the costliest type of natural disaster, a new national study has found.

The study, conducted by the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation at the University of Waterloo, shows that many cities have made little progress to limit their risk of flooding over the past five years.

Hot Planet Cool Athletes collaborates with world class athletes to provide a free climate change education platform for students and teachers across Canada. 

Developed in partnership with leading climate researchers and educators at the University of Waterloo’s Interdisciplinary Centre on Climate Change, this revolutionary platform features a variety of ready-made, virtual education tools for high school students and educators nationwide.