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. 21, 20212021 WaterLeadership series open for registration
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    WaterLeadership is a professional development program offered by the Water Institute that helps students and faculty develop applied research impact skills to catalyze knowledge into action.

    Curated, developed, and presented by our Knowledge Mobilization Specialist, Nancy Goucher, the training sessions cover a range of topics related to Knowledge Mobilization and leadership development. 

  2. Sep. 20, 2021WI professors win 2021 Outstanding Paper Award from Vadose Zone Journal
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    A research paper exploring the advantages of subsurface fertilizer placement co-authored by Water Institute members Merrin Macrae, professor from the Department of Geography and Environmental Management, and Fereidoun Rezanezhad, research associate professor from the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, has received the 2021 Outstanding Paper Award in Vadose Zone Journal.

  3. Sep. 17, 2021Opinion: Let’s manage climate risks, not disasters
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    A recent op-ed in the Globe and Mail by Water Institute member Blair Feltmate, head of the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation, and Charles Brindamour, chief executive officer of Intact Financial Corp., urges Canadians to become more climate-resilient.

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  1. Oct. 5, 2021WaterLeadership: Knowledge Mobilization 101 for Water Researchers

    As part of the Water Institute's WaterLeadership training series, Nancy Goucher, Knowledge Mobilization Specialist at the Water Institute, presents, "Knowledge Mobilization 101 for Water Researchers."

  2. Oct. 21, 2021WaterTalk: Water Resources and Food Supply Chains
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    As part of the Water Institute's WaterTalks lecture series, Megan Konar, William J. and Elaine F. Hall Faculty Fellow, Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA, presents, "Water Resources and Food Supply Chains."

  3. Oct. 26, 2021WaterLeadership: Create engaging virtual presentations

    As part of the Water Institute's WaterLeadership training series, the Water Institute, presents, "Create engaging virtual presentations" with special guest, Elise Vist from the UW Writing and Communication Centre.

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