News archive - August 2022

Monday, August 22, 2022

Vulnerable communities face a higher risk of socio-economic injustice due to flood hazards

Aerial view of a flooded community

Socially vulnerable groups are at greater risk from climate-change-caused flooding because of systemic disadvantages, according to a new study. The study also reveals that neighbourhood-level racial or ethnic, economic, social, and demographic factors play a significant explanatory role in the distribution of flood risk across Canadian neighbourhoods.

Thursday, August 18, 2022

Study confirms that speculation taxes are not an effective tool in curbing house prices

Residential housin units in a neighbourhood

As the Ontario housing market enters a potentially volatile phase, new research from the University of Waterloo shows how tax policy has proven ineffective in controlling prices.

Thursday, August 11, 2022

Stormwater management ponds may not hold the solution for depleting wetlands

Aerial view of stormwater management ponds

Relying on stormwater management (SWM) ponds to restore the depleting wetlands is not sustainable and lacks the critical ecosystem services vital for biodiversity, a new study found.

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Opportunity for inclusivity in recreation planning for Protected Areas

Outdoor bench in the woods

Many socio-demographic groups, such as those with disabilities and minority ethnic communities, are underrepresented among visitors to Protected Areas due to institutional barriers, a new study found.

Friday, August 5, 2022

ENV. Paul Parker receives SARES 2022 Science Award

Professor Paul Parker standing beside the Pipistrel Alpha Electro aircraft

The International Sustainable Aviation and Energy Research Society (SARES) has given the 2022 Science Award to Paul Parker, professor at the School of Environment, Enterprise and Development (SEED) and Geography and Environmental Management (GEM) for his outstanding research and invaluable contributions to sustainable aviation globally.

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