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Ranked among the top 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. Nov. 29, 2021WI member named CIG 2021 Geomatica Award winner

    Water Institute member Jonathan Li, Professor of geospatial data science and remote sensing in the Department of Geography and Environmental Management and cross-appointed to the Department of Systems Design Engineering was selected as the 2021 winner of the Geomatica Award granted by the Canadian Institute of Geomatics (CIG).

  2. Nov. 26, 2021MAD Water: Mobile, Adaptive & Decentralized Infrastructure for the Climate Change Era
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    The Faculty of Environment is pleased to host the 2021 TD Walter Bean Virtual Public Lecture featuring Dr. Amber Wutich, President’s Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Center for Global Health at Arizona State University.

    In her talk "MAD Water: Mobile, Adaptive & Decentralized Infrastructure for the Climate Change Era", Dr. Wutich will explore one of the greatest threats facing humans in the coming century - water insecurity.

  3. Nov. 24, 2021Special session  |  Talking trash: The ecology of litter in freshwaters
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    After a long absence from in person conferences due to the COVID-19 pandemic, organizers are pleased to announce that the Joint Aquatic Sciences Meeting (JASM 2022) will take place May 14-20 as a hybrid (in person + virtual) conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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  1. Dec. 9, 2021WaterTalk: Global water security under changing socio-economic and climate conditions
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    As part of the Water Institute's WaterTalks lecture series, Taher Kahil, Group Leader of the Water Security Research Group at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in Laxenburg, Austria, presents "Global water security under changing socio-economic and climate conditions."

  2. Jan. 25, 2022WaterLeadership: Media 101 - Tips for Engaging with the Media
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    As part of the Water Institute's WaterLeadership training series, the Water Institute, presents, "Tips for Engaging with the Media” with Pamela Smyth, media relations manager for the University.

  3. Feb. 22, 2022WaterLeadership: Write a policy brief: Tips from the Experts
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    As part of the Water Institute's WaterLeadership training series, the Water Institute, presents, "Write a policy brief: Tips from the Experts” with Nancy Goucher, Knowledge Mobilization Specialist with the Water Institute.

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