Welcome to Students of the Water Institute Graduate Section (SWIGS)

SWIGS is a dynamic group of University of Waterloo graduate students, supported by the Water Institute, looking to expand their networks and develop new skills in the water sector. SWIGS events are geared toward fostering collaboration within the Waterloo community through relaxed networking, educational opportunities, and mentorship events in a comfortable environment.

Membership is open to all University of Waterloo graduate students with an interest in water-related issues.

  1. July 26, 2018SWIGS member wins American Geophysical Union Horton (Hydrology) Research GrantFred Cheng

    Collaborative Water Program alum Fredrick Cheng, PhD candidate in Civil and Environmental Engineering, has been awarded the American Geophysical Union Horton (Hydrology) Research Grant. Each year this prestigious grant is awarded to up to three students during their candidacy for a PhD degree in hydrology, water resources, or a closely related field.

  2. June 12, 2018SWIGS member works with local community to adapt to climate changeSajida interviewing farmers in Pakistan

    It’s 8:00 in the morning in the Sindh province of Pakistan, and Sajida Awan is preparing to head back into the field to conduct a full day of interviews with local farmers. The temperature is rising, it will be 50 degrees Celsius by mid-day, and it will take her at least two hours to get to her location.

  3. May 21, 2018Water Institute brings Clean Water Here Global Photography Exhibit to Kitchener

    The Clean Water Here Global Photography Exhibit, in partnership with the University of Waterloo’s Water Institute, opened at THEMUSEUM on Saturday, May 5, 2018 and features 13 photographs from around the world that document what the lack of safe drinking water means knowing the water cycle in its entirety includes all uses and users.

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