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Monday, September 24, 2018 — 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM EDT

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Breaking Boundaries in Water Research

Join the Water Institute on Wednesday, September 24 for a full day of interdisciplinary dialogue around water research at the University of Waterloo. Water Institute members from all six Waterloo faculties and international Water Institute board members, including 2016 Stockholm Water Prize winner Joan Rose and 2018 Stockholm Water Prize winner Mark van Loosdrecht, will share their latest research and open up new opportunities for discussion and collaboration. Students from the Collaborative Water Program will also share insights from Waterloo’s most interdisciplinary graduate program.

Register today.

Breaking Boundaries in Water Research
Conference Program

Time Speaker
8:45-9:00 a.m.

Welcome

9:00-9:45 a.m.

Opening Keynote Lecture

Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessment for Sanitation
Joan Rose, Professor and Homer Nowlin Chair in Water Research, Michigan State University; 2016 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate

9:45-10:45 a.m.

Human Health and Well-Being

The Dichotomies of Water and Well-Being
Susan Elliott, Professor, Geography and Environmental Management, University of Waterloo

We Want to Drink the Water and Drink The Fish: Community-Partnered Contaminant Research in Canada's North
Heidi Swanson, Professor, Biology, University of Waterloo

To Water Through Governance: Consent-Based Collaboration to Protect Waters
Merrell-Ann Phare, Executive Director, Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources, Winnipeg

10:45-11:00 a.m. BREAK
11:00-11:45 a.m.

Collaborative Water Program

Students will present outcomes of the Collaborative Water Program's WATER 602 course

11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

Urban Water Systems

Robust Drinking Water Systems
Peter Huck, Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Waterloo;  NSERC Industrial Research Chair in Water Treatment

Sustainable Nanomaterials for Wastewater Treatment Applications
Michael Tam, Professor, Chemical Engineering, University of Waterloo

Emerging Solutions to the Water Challenges of an Urbanizing World
Tove Larsen, Professor/Group Leader, Urban Water Management at Eawag, Switzerland

12:45-1:30 p.m. LUNCH
1:30-2:30 p.m.

Watershed Management

Nutrient Legacies in Anthropogenic Catchments: Implications for Water Quality
Nandita Basu, Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Waterloo

Global Drinking Water Security: Climate Change Threats and Adaptation Strategies
Monica Emelko, Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Waterloo

The Complex Politics of Governing Watersheds
William Blomquist, Professor, Political Science, Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis

2:30-3:30 p.m.

Blue Economy

Flood Risk Governance in a Changing Climate
Jason Thistlewaite, Professor, Environment, Enterprise and Development, University of Waterloo

The Economics of Water Pollution Control and Abatement
Alain Désiré Nimubona, Professor, EconomicsUniversity of Waterloo

Smart, Strategic Investments for Urban Water Sustainability
Tony Maas, Director, Forum for Leadership on Water, Kitchener

3:30-3:45 p.m. BREAK
3:45-4:45 p.m.

Global Water Cycle

River Damming and Carbon Cycling
Philippe Van Cappellen, Professor, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Waterloo; Canada Excellence Research Chair Laureate in Ecohydrology  

Coupled Hydrodynamic-Biogeochemical-Ice Modelling in Large Lakes
Kevin Lamb, Professor, Applied Mathematics, University of Waterloo

Integrated Terrestrial Observatories - The New Initiatives TERENO, MOSES and eLTER
Georg Teutsch, Scientific Director, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ, Germany

4:45-5:00 p.m. BREAK
5:00-6:15 p.m.

Water Institute RBC Distinguished Lecture 2018*

The Future of Water: Innovation, Resource Recovery, and the Blue Economy
Mark van Loosdrecht, 2018 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate; Professor, Department of Biotechnology, TU Delft, The Netherlands

*Free, public lecture. Please register here.

6:15-7:30 p.m. RECEPTION 
Cost 
Free for Water Institute Members; $50.00 for External Guests
Location 
QNC - Quantum Nano Centre
Room 0010/1103A
200 University Avenue West
Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
Canada

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