Water Institute Impact Report 2018-19

2018-19 / The water institute impact report

Water disregards boundaries. And so must we.

The University of Waterloo’s Water Institute is interdisciplinary, innovative and international. In this report, we provide a glimpse of the impact that we have made in 2018-19.


With the increasing scale and complexity of key water challenges, it has never been more important for water researchers, practitioners and students to understand the relevance of different perspectives and contributions from various water-related disciplines. The main strength of the Water Institute is its ability to catalyze and conduct interdisciplinary research.


With over 150 researchers from 22 different departments and schools pushing the boundaries of water science, engineering, economics and governance, we develop and apply innovative disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches and solutions to address key water challenges.


We promote sustainable water management through collaboration with leading water organizations around the world, and connect our researchers and students with science users such as governments, the private sector, and civil society.

Roy Brouwer
Executive Director
the Water Institute
University of Waterloo

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