Welcome to Global Water Futures

Global Water Futures (GWF) is a seven-year research initiative that will position Canada as a global hub for leading-edge, user-driven water science for the world’s cold regions. The project will provide governments, businesses and communities with the risk management tools they need to tackle threats to Canada’s water supply and quality.

Program Highlights:

  • Funded in part by a $77.8-million grant from the Canada First Research Excellence Fund, GWF is Canada’s largest water research project.

  • The program is supported by a unique partnership between universities across Canada with core support for the research being supported by the University of Waterloo, University of Saskatchewan, Wilfrid Laurier University, and McMaster University.

  • The University of Waterloo is leading nine projects and are involved in eight additional projects.

  • Over 90 University of Waterloo researchers and graduate students are involved.

  1. Sep. 14, 2018New online platform makes it easy to capture accurate weather informationhurricane imagery from space satellite

  2. June 25, 2018Climate change accelerating rising sea levelsglacier

    A new study from the University of Waterloo discovered that rising sea levels could be accelerated by vulnerable ice shelves in the Antarctic.

  3. June 13, 2018Water experts mobilize in Toronto to discuss water securityriver rocks

    There are 700 million people in 43 countries currently suffering from water scarcity. By 2025, 1.8 billion people are expected to be living in countries or regions with absolute water scarcity.

    On June 17-20, Water Institute members and water experts from around the world are gathering in Toronto to discuss issues of water security at the First International Conference on Water Security.

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