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Monday, August 21, 2017

In the media: From oilsands mine to wetland: Is Syncrude's reclamation experiment working?

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"Syncrude declined to say how much it has invested in Sandhill Fen. But it is estimated that oil companies would have to spend between $4.3 billion and $12.9 billion to reclaim all the oilsands wetlands."

Friday, August 4, 2017

In the media: ICCA and City of Burlington partner on home flood protection program

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"As Burlington residents mark the third anniversary of a devastating flood, the city has been chosen to be the pilot for a flood prevention initiative."

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Burlington chosen to pilot ENV-led Home Flood Protection Program

Home Flood Protection Plan Logo

In a bid to help homeowners cope with increased flooding due to climate change, The Faculty of Environment, Province of Ontario and City of Burlington announced are launching the Home Flood Protection Program.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

In the media: Blair Feltmate explains how wetlands protect communities from flooding

ENV in the media logo

Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation researcher Blair Feltmate tells the CBC that wetlands are crucial to reducing flooding and prevent millions of dollars in flooding damage. This is among the first studies of its kind that quantifies the financial benefits of wetlands.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Environment 1 (EV1) closed for infrastructure upgrade


An infrastructure upgrade for Environment 1 (EV 1) is scheduled to begin August 7, 2017 and is expected to take two weeks.  As a result, EV 1 will be closed effective August 7, 2017 and there will be no electricity to EV 1 for the shutdown period. The building will be CLOSED for the entire shutdown.

Occupants of EV1 will need to ensure any computing equipment remaining in EV1 is properly shutdown.

Friday, July 21, 2017

IN THE MEDIA: Feminist professors urge scholars to cite diverse researchers

ENV in the media, Waterloo

Daniel Cockayne, assistant professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Management, along with researcher Carrie Mott, are attracting wide scale media attention for their timely study on the lack of diverse voices in contemporary academic scholarship.

Friday, July 21, 2017

IN THE MEDIA: Tour examines sage grouse at old coalbed methane sites

ENV in the media, Waterloo

Brad Fedy, assistant professor in the School of Environment Resources and Sustainability, along with graduate student Chris Kirol, are featured in the Billings Gazette. The newspaper notes a tour given by the researchers educating the guests about the habitat of sage grouse and other wildlife. 

"The coalbed methane industry has faltered and practically disappeared from northeast Wyoming and, in many cases, the land has been reclaimed. A group of researchers from the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada, have been studying sage grouse in the area for a number of years. The studies have tried to identify sage grouse habitat requirements and to document habitat use over the years."

Thursday, June 29, 2017

ENV alumna wins lifetime achievement award

Mary Jane Patterson receiving a certificate from Dave Blake

Mary Jane Patterson exemplifies green living. From the rain barrels and recently installed air source heat pump water heater in her home to forgoing a car in favour of biking, Patterson walks the talk when it comes to reducing her environmental impact.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Aviation professor named Top 20 Under 40

Suzanne Kearns

Renowned aviation academic Suzanne Kearns, has been named to WINGS and Helicopters Magazine’s Top 20 Under 40; a list that includes 2017’s finest young leaders in the aviation and aerospace industry.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Larry Swatuk on "Water in Southern Africa"

Larry Swatuk

Originally posted on the Water Institute website

Water Institute member and professor in the School of Environment, Enterprise and Development, Larry Swatuk, is the author of a new book titled “Water in Southern Africa.” 

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