Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Water 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.

Thursday, February 24, 2022

New 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.

Friday, February 18, 2022

The Value of Water in Canada: New webinar series announced

Money in water

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.

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Water Institute key partner on new project to address water security in São Paulo, Brazil

Sao Paolo

São Paulo is not only Brazil’s economic engine and financial centre but also the most populous state in the country, with around 44 million inhabitants in big cities, like the state capital of São Paulo, which has faced water security challenges in recent years. These severe water scarcity conditions impact all aspects of life, including human and environmental health. In an effort to identify new, innovative water management approaches that increase water security in both the urban and rural areas in the state of São Paulo, the Water Institute is collaborating with several Brazilian partners on a new five-year, US$1.2M project entitled “SACRE: Integrated water solutions for resilient cities” funded by the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP).

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Learn more about the economics of major global water management challenges

Water Economics Poster

Fall 2021

Econ 484/673

Water Economics

Developed and taught by professor Roy Brouwer

Learn more about the economics of major global water management challenges.

This course is for students with a basic understanding of economics.
It will be delivered in person. 
Please contact econugadv@uwaterloo.ca to enroll.

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

In the media: Ethiopia’s controversial mega-dam

Water Institute executive director Roy Brouwer, professor in the Department of Economics and University of Waterloo Research Chair in Water Resources Economics, appeared on the Al Jazeera nine o’clock news this week to discuss his views on the situation surrounding the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD).

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