A global leader in interdisciplinary water research and education

The Water Institute is an interdisciplinary hub that facilitates innovative research, education, and training. The Institute's activities focus on the sustainable use and management of water resources to support healthy and prosperous communities and ecosystems at the national and international scale.

"Transformational research that transcends traditional disciplinary boundaries has deep roots at Waterloo. The Water Institute serves as a catalyst for interdisciplinary collaboration in addressing grand challenges confronting the sustainable use and management of water." 

 — George Dixon, Vice-President, University Research, University of Waterloo

  1. Mar. 27, 2017Water Institute members receive funding for Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships

    Interdisciplinary approaches are key when investigating potential impacts from climate change on human, economic and environmental systems. Unexpected changes to the quantity and quality of water available to local communities and environments can have wide-ranging effects, including impacting public health, environmental resilience, and agricultural and food security. Four Water Institute researchers were recently awarded funding from the prestigious Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships (QES) – Advanced S

  2. Mar. 23, 2017The Water Institute brings AquaHacking to the Waterloo region

    During World Water Day celebrations on March 22, the Water Institute and the de Gaspé Beaubien Foundation announced an exciting three-year partnership that will combine water expertise and technology to help mitigate the threats facing our Great Lakes.

  3. Mar. 14, 2017Interview with Joan Rose, winner of the 2016 Stockholm Water Prize Joan Rose

    Dr. Joan Rose – winner of the 2016 Stockholm Water Prize – is an international expert in water microbiology, water quality and public health safety at Michigan State University. Professor Rose and her team, whom she calls “water detectives,” investigate waterborne disease outbreaks globally to determine how they can be stopped, and prevented. 

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  1. Mar. 29, 2017AquaHacking information night and kick-off mixerAquaHacking logo

    Join us on March 29, from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. in the Centre for Environmental and Information Technology (EIT) Atrium at the University of Waterloo for food, drinks and information about AquaHacking 2017. Learn about the competition, have your questions answered, learn about past winners and find out how you can be a part of this innovative movement!

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  2. Mar. 30, 2017Monitoring Pathogen Concentrations in Sewage to Inform Treatment Goals and Public Health Risks

    As part of the Water Institute's WaterTalks lecture series, Joan B. Rose, the winner of the 2016 Stockholm Water Prize and Homer Nowlin Chair in Water Research at Michigan State University, presents "Monitoring Pathogen Concentrations in Sewage to Inform Treatment Goals and Public Health Risks."

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  3. Apr. 8 to June 21, 2017AquaHacking 2017 challenge days at the University of Waterloo AquaHacking logo

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