Water disregards boundaries. And so must we.

Global freshwater extractions are expected to be 30 per cent higher by 2050, yet in several countries demand is already close to exceeding available water resources. This is a critical problem that must be addressed. Academic institutions have a role to play, in this and other pivotal water challenges of our time. The Water Institute at the University of Waterloo is making an impact.

MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

“The Water Institute is crossing disciplinary divides to develop the water research and policy agenda that is critically needed in the world today.”

—QUENTIN GRAFTON, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Chair in Water Economics and Transboundary Water Governance. Professor, Australian National University.

10th best

WATER RESEARCH INSTITUTION IN THE WORLD

— Lux Research Inc. Top Academics and Institutions in Water Research, 2013

20th most prolific

WATER RESEARCH INSTITUTION IN THE WORLD

— Stockholm International Water Institute and Elsevier, the Water and Food Nexus: Trends and Development of the Research Landscape, 2012

26th in the world

FOR WATER RESEARCH

— ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects - Water Resources, 2017