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Ranked among the top 10 water research institutions in the world, the Water Institute is a leader in water research and education.

Distinguished by its commitment to 1) facilitating interdisciplinary collaboration, 2) inspiring innovation and 3) building international partnerships, the Water Institute is tackling some of the most complex water challenges of our time.

  1. July 16, 2019Luxury bottled water is absurd – so why is it so popular?
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    People pay top dollar for ‘premium’ brands indistinguishable in blind taste tests from tap water – is it about status, wellness or something more fundamental?

    Last year, judges at the 28th International Berkeley Springs WaterTasting competition deemed the best bottled water in the world to be an Australian brand “infused with the sound frequencies of love, the moon, and light spectrums of the rainbow”.

  2. July 15, 2019AI could better predict climate change impacts, some experts believe
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    Artificial Intelligence is used to track patterns that could help tackle climate change challenges

    All signs point toward a future affected by climate change. 

    From higher temperatures to droughts and more extreme weather, experts are searching for ways to sustain our growing population, as well as our planet. 

  3. July 11, 2019Water Institute researchers awarded awarded funding from highly competitive Advancing Climate Change Science in Canada initiative
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    Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Catherine McKenna, has announced recipients of the highly competitive “Advancing Climate Change Science in Canada” initiative. Of the nine recipients announced today, two projects led by Waterloo researchers were selected for funding over three years.

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  1. July 18, 2019Paper-Based Microfluidic Biosensors: Technologies and Diagnostic Applications

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  2. July 19, 2019WaterTalk: Importance and Effects of Physical Processes in Lake Ecosystems

    As part of the Water Institute's WaterTalks lecture series and co-sponsored by the Department of Applied Mathematics, Professor Hilmar Hofmann, will present "Importance and Effects of Physical Processes in Lake Ecosystems."

  3. July 19, 2019WaterTalk: Addressing Urban Hydrological Issues: An Integrated Water Systems Approach

    As part of the Water Institute's WaterTalks lecture series Professor Jun Xia, will present "Addressing Urban Hydrological Issues: An Integrated Water Systems Approach."

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