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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Conserving wetlands could save Canadians millions in flood damage

Leaving wetlands in their natural state could reduce the financial costs of flooding by nearly 40 per cent, according to a report from the University of Waterloo.

Researchers at UWaterloo’s Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation, found that avoiding wetland loss could lead to substantial savings for Canadian communities that experience flooding.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Ensuring carpoolers are compatible is key to ridesharing success

Ensuring that would-be carpoolers are riding with people they actually like could potentially decrease car use by nearly 60 per cent, research from a professor at the University of Waterloo has found.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Putting others first can cost lives in emergencies

Selfless heroism isn’t the best strategy in life-and-death disaster situations involving groups of people, a new study from the University of Waterloo suggests.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Researchers find way to reduce environmental impact of idling buses and delivery trucks

Researchers at the University of Waterloo have developed a system for service vehicles that could reduce emissions and save companies and governments millions of dollars per year in fuel costs.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Research finds link between spacing out and giving up

People whose minds tend to wander are less likely to stick to their long-term goals, according to new research led by the University of Waterloo.

Friday, June 9, 2017

University of Waterloo researchers lead impactful projects on climate change

Climate change is significantly impacting Canada’s water resources. From melting permafrost, to more pervasive algal blooms, to increased flooding, these impacts are only expected to increase in the future.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Researchers will transform health-care services for persons living with frailty

Researchers at the University of Waterloo will work to strengthen health care for older Canadians living with frailty with a new $2.6-million grant from the Canadian Frailty Network.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Unprofitable subsidiaries becoming new tax haven for multinational corporations

Multinational corporations are moving income from their profitable, high-tax subsidiaries into unprofitable ones to save money on taxes, a University of Waterloo study has found.

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