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.
“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.