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 16, 2019SWIGS cleans up litter at Columbia Lake
    SWIGS cleans up litter at Columbia Lake

    On Monday July 15 SWIGS members volunteered their time picking up litter at Columbia Lake, on the UW Campus. With water levels low, we found plastic litter like water bottles and frisbees in the mudflats. 

  2. Mar. 5, 2019Tackling climate change with the next generation of water leaders
    Climate 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.

  3. July 26, 2018SWIGS member wins American Geophysical Union Horton (Hydrology) Research Grant
    Fred 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.

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  1. Sep. 12, 2019SWIGS Nature Walk
    view of Columbia Lake

    We will meet at 5:30pm on Thursday, September 12 at the Brubacher House on the UW Campus (Columbia -> Hagey -> Frank Tompa Drive). We'll stop to see whatever we like! Plants, birds, the shoreline environment, a nice meandering stream! Round trip approx. 1.5 hours.

  2. Sep. 25, 2019SWIGS welcomes back members for Fall 2019

    Celebrate the start of a new academic year with SWIGS! All SWIGS Members are welcome. If you study water at UW, that's you! Snackatizers will be provided, with the bar available to order drinks and meals. Also celebrating the conclusion of WATER 602 for the CWP Cohort.

  3. Sep. 27, 2019SWIGS Joins Fridays for Future Climate Strike

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