As Ontario reviews water-taking permit charges for bottled water companies like Nestlé, School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability professor and Water Institute member Rob de Loë told Water Canada that, while a review of existing rules is needed, securing Ontario’s water resources for the future is the bigger picture issue that is being missed. Read the complete story.
Left to right: Dr. Paul Heidebrecht, Dr. Mark Groulx on Skype, Matt Quick, Stephanie Rozek, and Dr. Karla Boluk
The Community, Health, Environment, Communications (CHEC) Initiative recently held its inaugural Seed Grant Pitch Competition. On the line for the winning research team: funding to hire a co-op student for one term to help them with their research objectives.
Imagine having a lab to detect dangerous contaminants like Escherichia coli (E. Coli) right in the palm of your hand. That’s the idea behind QuantWave, a low-cost, portable device that integrates microfluidic technology with microwave circuitry to test food and water for potentially deadly pathogens.