Tuesday, February 11, 2020

In the media: IC3 Member comments on the impact of wildfires on water

Dark clouds of smoke over mountains

IC3 Member, Monica Emelko, shares her expertise on the impacts of wildfires on water in an InsideClimate News article. 

In Wildfire’s Wake, Another Threat: Drinking Water Contamination

[...] "Wildfire is going to affect water," said Monica Emelko, director of the Water Science, Technology & Policy group at the University of Waterloo in Ontario. "And it's going to cost, and it's going to be bad."

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Reflecting sunlight away from earth could fight climate change and poverty

Blue sky with solar panels on the ground

New research from IC3 member, Juan Moreno-Cruz, looks at mitigating climate change and global income inequality.

As the world's experts race to find ways to combat climate change, new findings reveal that an experimental process to redirect the sun's energy could mitigate both climate change and global income inequality.

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Ski tourism may disappear if climate commitments not met

Man skiing

As the longest United Nations climate talks on record end with a compromise in Madrid, new research from the University of Waterloo has found that higher emission reduction pledges consistent with the Paris Climate Agreement are needed to preserve ski tourism in Eastern Canada and the U.S.

Friday, October 18, 2019

How well do the Federal Election Parties rank in terms of Climate Change?

mapaple leaf with voting check mark

A closer look at Canada's Party Platforms through the lens of climate change

On October 10th, 2019, IC3 hosted a pre-election party platform panel discussion. The event brought together 4 of the University of Waterloo's climate research experts to discuss how the federal parties are addressing climate change.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

IC3 Member: Sustainable design work wins award and will be part of Expo

Amphibious home

This article was originally published in Waterloo Engineering news.

A Waterloo School of Architecture professor’s research has captured a top sustainable design award and will be showcased at Expo 2020 taking place in Dubai next year.

Monday, September 30, 2019

Global tourism vulnerable to climate change

palme tree on beach

Climate change will have widespread consequences on the future of tourism, a new study from the University of Waterloo has found. 

Researchers identified the highest levels of climate change vulnerability in regions where tourism growth is expected to be the strongest, and often coincides with countries that invest most heavily in their tourism sector.

Thursday, August 15, 2019

In the media: IC3 Member comments on health risks of climate change

Two children walking in forest

IC3 Member, Susan Elliott, shares her expertise on the health risks of climate change and comments on the effects of climate change on Canadian youth in Globe and Mail article. 

Thursday, July 25, 2019

New infographic: Localized Climate Projections for Waterloo Region


IC3's local climate projections infographic is now updated!

Details on the original project, including the 2015 infographic and report, are available below.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

In the media: IC3 Member's research on using AI to predict climate impacts

photo of drought and water and sky in the distance

IC3 Member, Chris Fletcher, is featured in the news this week for his research that looks at the role of AI in predicting future climate forecasts.

AI could better predict climate change impacts, some experts believe

Artificial Intelligence is used to track patterns that could help tackle climate change challenges

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

IC3 Member, Mark Seasons, among researchers to release new report: Canadian communities responding to changing climate

2017 wildfire

New research highlights state of local adaptation planning in Canada 

Extreme forest fires, urban flooding and severe storms make frequent headlines across Canada as these events become more prominent and destructive. 

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