Research and resources

Hyung Sool Lee looking at his research.

Waterloo researchers are deeply involved in research and innovation to accelerate climate action in Canada and around the world. With expertise in a broad range of disciplines across 26 Waterloo departments and research spanning from fundamental to highly applied, Waterloo climate change researchers push the boundaries of our knowledge to support the transition to a low-carbon resilient future. Through an interdisciplinary lens, the institute supports and amplifies this collective research to advance impact and solutions through strategic collaborations and partnerships, and targeted events, training, and knowledge mobilization.

Our expertise and focus

Affiliated centers and groups

The institute works closely with a number of Waterloo-based centres and groups that are dedicated to conducting and supporting climate change research.

Polar Data Catalogue

The Canadian Cryospheric Information Network (CCIN) and the Polar Data Catalogue (PDC), hosted by the institute, actively supports climate change researchers as a public repository for research metadata and data, and a platform for data visualization. With over two decades of experience in collaborative partnerships between the University of Waterloo and numerous government, university, and private organizations, and adhering to the highest global data standards, CCIN and the PDC provide the Canadian polar and cryospheric research community with leading-edge information management infrastructure.

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The Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation (Intact Centre) is an applied research centre with a national focus located within the Faculty of Environment, University of Waterloo. The Intact Centre helps homeowners, communities, governments and businesses to identify and reduce risks associated with climate change and extreme weather events, such as flooding. The establishment of the Intact Centre was made possible from Intact Financial Corporation (Intact).