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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. Jan. 22, 2023Springer launches first issue of Nature Water
    Nature Water

    Springer Nature has launched Volume 1, Issue 1 of its latest Journal Nature Water, offering a new avenue for the publication of the latest research and discovery related to water resources.

    Nature Water will be a monthly, exclusively online publication publishing world-class water research, spanning natural sciences, engineering and social sciences.

  2. Jan. 18, 2023Jimmy Lin named a 2022 ACM Fellow
    Jimmy Lin

    A message from the Cheriton School of Computer Science.

    Water Institute member Professor Jimmy Lin has been named a 2022 ACM Fellow for his contributions to question answering, information retrieval, and natural language processing.

    The Association for Computing Machinery is the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society, uniting computing educators, researchers and professionals to inspire dialogue, share resources and address the field’s challenges. ACM fellowships are conferred to the top 1 percent of the association’s members, and the prestigious recognition indicates outstanding accomplishments in computing and information technology and outstanding service to ACM and the larger computing community.

  3. Jan. 10, 2023John Cherry returns to Waterloo to deliver the 2023 WaterTalks opening lecture
    John Cherry

    World-renowned hydrogeologist and groundwater advocate Dr. John Cherry to present the Water Institute’s WaterTalks lecture on Wednesday, January 18, 2023

    The Water Institute in collaboration with the Faculty of Science, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, is delighted to welcome Dr. John Cherry, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Hydrogeology, as the opening lecturer for the 2023 WaterTalks lecture series. The lecture will be presented on Wednesday, January 18 and is free to the campus community, alumni and the public.

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  1. Feb. 14, 2023WaterLeadership | Sharing Science: Clear Language Writing

    As part of the Water Institute's WaterLeadership training series, the Water Institute, presents, "Sharing Science: Clear Language Writing” with  special guest Elisabeth Van Stam, Writing and Communications Advisor, Graduate and Postdoctoral Programs, STEM Specialist.

  2. Feb. 15, 2023The Ecosystem Approach in the 21st Century: Guiding science and management of the Great Lakes
    The Ecosystem Approach in the 21st Century: Guiding science and management of the Great Lakes

    As part of the Water Institute's Webinar Series: The Value of Water in Canada 

    John Hartig, Visiting Scholar, University of Windsor’s Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research presents:

    The Ecosystem Approach in the 21st Century: Guiding science and management of the Great Lakes

  3. Feb. 16, 2023WaterTalk: Droughts in a human-dominated world: Feedbacks, legacies and inequalities
    Droughts in a human-dominated world: Feedbacks, legacies and inequalities

    As part of the Water Institute's WaterTalks lecture seriesDr. Giuliano Di BaldassarreProfessor, Department of Earth Sciences & Principal Investigator HydroSocialExtremes, Uppsala University, Sweden will present: Droughts in a human-dominated world: Feedbacks, legacies and inequalities.

    This event will be offered online.

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