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. Nov. 22, 2022$15.8 million awarded to six Waterloo research projects aimed at tackling climate change
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    The Government of Canada's Environmental Damages Fund, administered by Environment and Climate Change Canada, is allocating $15.8 million to six University of Waterloo research projects to identify solutions to environmental challenges.

    Funded through the Climate Action and Awareness Fund (CAAF), the research supports building sustainable net-zero emissions in Canada by 2050.

  2. Nov. 21, 2022Water Institute member leads UN report on peatland preservation for North America
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    A new report coauthored by University of Waterloo professor Maria Strack has provided the most comprehensive assessment of the world's peatlands to date and identified actions governments should take to improve their protection, restoration and sustainable management.

  3. Nov. 17, 2022Two Water Institute researchers named Canada Research Chairs
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    Two Water Institute researchers have been named new Canada Research Chairs.

    On November 16, 2022, the Honorable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, announced an investment of more than $139 million to support 176 new and renewed Canada Research Chairs across 46 institutions in Canada. The announcement was made during his remarks at the Canadian Science Policy Conference in Ottawa, ON.

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  1. Feb. 14, 2023WaterLeadership | Sharing Science: Clear Language Writing
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    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. Apr. 18, 2023WaterLeadership | Impact Pathways: Strategies for Promoting the Uptake of Research
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    As part of the Water Institute's WaterLeadership training series, Nancy Goucher, Knowledge Mobilization Specialist at the Water Institute, presents, "Impact Pathways: Strategies for Promoting the Uptake of Water Research”.


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