News archive - May 2015

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Blair Feltmate on the Exteme weather threat to the insurance industry

Blair Feltmate

As a result of being on the front lines of the costly impacts of climate change, the property and casualty (P&C) insurance sector in Canada is leading efforts to help de-risk the country from the growing impacts of wild weather. Before describing some of those efforts, it is important to recap the burden that the industry has faced to date, and to characterize the worsening challenges yet to come.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Campus compost launches

Compost bin painted as a cow
You may have noticed some new waste bins appearing in a few common rooms over the past week. If not, take a peek!  Campus Compost has launched for the 2015 season, and will be collecting compostable organic material throughout the Spring term.
 
Were your eyes a bit bigger than your stomach?  Forgot your three-week old salad in the fridge?  Scrape off food waste, napkins, and pretty much anything that will go into your Green Bin
Friday, May 22, 2015

New study assesses 15 Canadian cities’ preparedness for flooding

Blair Feltmate

A study released today assesses the level of preparedness of 15 major Canadian cities to limit flood damage. Commissioned by The Co-operators and written by Dr. Blair Feltmate from the Faculty of Environment at the University of Waterloo, the report aims to motivate cities to increase efforts to build resilience against flooding, and to provide a benchmark against which their progress can be measured. 

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

International Development student wins 20k MaRS fellowship

Ian Pinnell

Ian Pinnell and International Development Student in his final year of study won a fellowship worth $20,000. The fellowship at MaRS Discovery District in Toronto will last eight months

Friday, May 8, 2015

ERS Prof calls for more robust standards in Ecological restoration in prestigious Science

ERS' Brendon Larson is one of the authors on a paper recently published in the prestigious journal Science. In the article, Larson along with global experts in everything from ecology to economics call upon policy leaders to follow holistic guiding principles when engaged in global restoration projects.

Policy communities increasingly call upon ecological restoration as a means to address many of the major threats facing the world’s ecosystems. But internationally accepted best practices for restoration efforts are noticeably absent.
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