Breaking boundaries in water research

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. Oct. 29, 2020Global Water Futures announces new projects to advance water security across Canada
    Global Water Futures logo

    After four years of transformative research, the Global Water Futures (GWF) program—the world’s largest university-led freshwater research program — is launching the second phase of its seven-year mission with 12 new critically important water security projects. Five of those projects are led by University of Waterloo researchers.

  2. Oct. 29, 2020All-female scientific coalition calls for marine protected area for Antarctica Peninsula
    The participants of Homeward Bound Cohort 4, the largest all-female expedition to Antarctica. Credit: Will Rogan

    Last November, one hundred women from around the world were a part of the 2019 cohort of Homeward Bound’s women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and Medicine (STEMM) expedition to Antarctica.

  3. Oct. 26, 2020Climate Disaster Risk Reduction & Managed Retreat
    Members in the media

    In the second half of this two-part, CleanTech Talk podcast interview series, Chief Strategist of TFIE Strategy Inc. and CleanTechnica contributor Michael Barnard interviews Water Institute member Brent Doberstein and Director of Partners for Action Anna Ziolecki  about disaster risk reduction and managed retreat. You can listen to the full conversation in the embedded player below.

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  1. Nov. 3, 2020WaterLeadership: Develop a Knowledge Mobilization Plan for Your Grant Proposals (Q&A with Nancy Goucher)
    WaterLeadership

    As part of the Water Institute's WaterLeadership training series, Nancy Goucher, Knowledge Mobilization Specialist at the Water Institute, presents, "Develop a Knowledge Mobilization Plan for Your Grant Proposals."

  2. Nov. 5, 2020WaterTalk: Good Geoscience in Dire Places: Searching for Water in Humanitarian Crises
    WaterTalks

    As part of the Water Institute's WaterTalks lecture series, the Water Institute, in collaboration with Waterloo's Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, is pleased to co-host the 2020-21 Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysicists (CSEG) Distinguished Lecturer, Paul Bauman, who will present "Good Geoscience in Dire Places: Searching for Water in Humanitarian Crises.&

  3. Nov. 17, 2020WaterLeadership: Get Published: Tips from Editors-in-Chief (Live Webinar)
    WaterLeadership

    As part of the Water Institute's WaterLeadership training series, Nancy Goucher, Knowledge Mobilization Specialist at the Water Institute, presents, "Get Published: Tips from Editors-in-Chief (Live Webinar)."

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