UWaterloo to tackle water pollution from agriculture on a global scale
WATERLOO, Ont. (Thursday, April 6, 2017) – Three researchers from University of Waterloo will share more than $500,000 to address persistent, long-term pollution created by excess fertilizers in the lakes, rivers and wetlands in several parts of the world. The researchers are from three different Faculties —Science, Arts and Engineering—and all are members of the Water Institute at Waterloo.
A team of Canadian, American, and German scientists announced construction will soon begin on the Cerro Chajnantor Atacama Telescope-prime (CCAT-p). The unique and powerful telescope designed to map the sky in the millimeter and submillimeter wavelengths will provide unprecedented insights into how stars and galaxies form, the Cosmic Microwave Background, and the formation and dark-energy-driven expansion of the universe.
Teams of first-year civil engineering students at the University of Waterloo will pitch designs for a new playground structure to a tough audience tomorrow — the elementary school kids who will eventually give it a workout.
The assembly at Keatsway Public School in Waterloo is part of a novel process that will culminate at its annual fun fair in June with a vote on the best structure to build in an area of 360 square metres and with a budget of up to $75,000.