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. Mar. 5, 2019Tackling climate change with the next generation of water leadersClimate Change and you posters

    Growing up Mark Ranjram, PhD candidate in Waterloo’s Civil and Environmental Engineering department, felt the way many young children today feel when it comes to global issues: There isn’t anything I can do to help solve these problems. Too many children believe they don’t have a voice or a seat at the table when it comes to tackling global challenges such as climate change.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

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