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. Sep. 16, 2020In the media: Climate change and pollution has forced researchers to look at how Ontario's economy would survive if there was a disruption of water supply from the Great Lakes
    Members in the media

    The Great Lakes seem so abundant. The five lakes that surround our province account for 20 per cent of the world's fresh water and they also help keep our economy running --- from providing power to watering crops. So, what would happen if there was a disruption in that supply? Where would the limited resources go to keep out economy going? Chris dela Torre from CBC Radio spoke to Roy Brouwer, the Executive Director of the Water Institute at the University of Waterloo, to help answer these questions.

  2. Sep. 14, 2020Water brings art and science together
    pictures of water landscapes in black and white by rob de loe

    Written by Rob de Loë

    Can art and science be brought together fruitfully in ways that lead to new, deeper and more enduring understanding of complex environmental problems? Can art open new pathways to understanding and caring about the environment?

  3. Sep. 11, 2020New model assesses the economic damage of climate change on the Great Lakes

    Researchers have developed a new integrated model to evaluate the economic impacts of climate change on the Canadian Great Lakes Basin.

    The Great Lakes are the largest freshwater system in the world. But factors like climate change, urbanization, and a growing population are increasing pressure on these valuable resources and may limit their availability for future generations. 

    Scientists at the University of Waterloo’s Water Institute developed the new hydro-economic model to make the often unknown and invisible value of water more explicit.

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  1. Sep. 22, 2020WaterLeadership: Project management skills for students (Live Webinar)
    WaterLeadership

    As part of the Water Institute's WaterLeadership training series, Nancy Goucher, Knowledge Mobilization Specialist at the Water Institute, and Wendy Hague and Pam Fluttert with the University of Waterloo’s Project Management Office, will present "Project Management Skills for Students."

  2. Sep. 29 to Oct. 1, 2020Water Institute Research Conference 2020
    Water Institute Water Research Conference

    Can we achieve the Sustainable Development Goals in a post-COVID world?

    A Water Institute Conference Covering Five Continents Over Three Days

  3. Oct. 6, 2020WaterLeadership: Canadian Policy 101 (On-Demand Learning)
    WaterLeadership

    As part of the Water Institute's WaterLeadership training series, Nancy Goucher, Knowledge Mobilization Specialist at the Water Institute, awill present "Canadian Policy 101."

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