News archive - 2018

Monday, June 25, 2018

Climate change accelerating rising sea levels


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

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Water experts mobilize in Toronto to discuss water security

river 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.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Researchers from across Canada meet to discuss water security

canoeing on the river

In what is believed to be the first major science gathering on a First Nation in Canada, researchers from across the country came together June 3 – 6 for the inaugural meeting of Global Water Futures (GWF) on the Six Nations of the Grand River and at McMaster University to discuss critically important issues related to Canada’s freshwater resources.  

Friday, May 4, 2018

Positions available for three assistant professors in water science

Applications are invited for three tenure-track positions as part of a strategic hiring initiative to strengthen interdisciplinary water research and education at the University of Waterloo.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Gulf of Mexico dead zone not expected to shrink anytime soon

Achieving water quality goals for the Gulf of Mexico may take decades, according to findings by Global Water Futures researchers at the University of Waterloo.

The results, published today in Science, suggest that policy goals for reducing the size of the northern Gulf of Mexico’s dead zone may be unrealistic, and that major changes in agricultural and river management practices may be necessary to achieve the desired improvements in water quality.