Water Economics Research Group (WEGRG)

The Water Economics Research Group (WERG) at the University of Waterloo aims to promote the use of economic models, methods and policy instruments in integrated water resources management. Led by Economics Professor Roy Brouwer, the Executive Director of the University of Waterloo's Water Institute, the main research interests of WERG are in water resource economics, in particular water resource valuation, hydro-economic modelling and water policy instruments to support sustainable water resources management in Canada and elsewhere.

  1. Apr. 19, 2022Water security and climate change summer school now open for registration
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    Climate change poses significant and increasing risks to water security in urban settings. Addressing this complex challenge requires collaboration and the incorporation of expertise across various disciplines.

  2. Feb. 24, 2022New release | Resource Recovery from Water: Principles and Application

    Throughout history, the first and foremost role of urban water management has been the protection of human health and the aquatic environment. To this end, the practice of (waste)water treatment has maintained a central focus on the removal of pollutants through dissipative pathways.

  3. Feb. 18, 2022The Value of Water in Canada: New webinar series announced
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    Roy Brouwer, executive director of the Water Institute and University Research Chair in Water Resources Economics, has launched a new webinar series highlighting state-of-the-art water valuation practices in Canada.

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