A global leader in interdisciplinary water research and education

The Water Institute is an interdisciplinary hub that facilitates innovative research, education, and training. The Institute's activities focus on the sustainable use and management of water resources to support healthy and prosperous communities and ecosystems at the national and international scale.

"Transformational research that transcends traditional disciplinary boundaries has deep roots at Waterloo. The Water Institute serves as a catalyst for interdisciplinary collaboration in addressing grand challenges confronting the sustainable use and management of water." 

 — George Dixon, Vice-President, University Research, University of Waterloo

  1. Oct. 17, 2016U.S. megadrought is around the corner, prof Don Burn comments

    Global News recently featured a story on the U.S. megadrought and what it will mean to Canadians, including comments by Water Institute member and Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering professor Don Burn on what it could mean for Canadians.

  2. Oct. 7, 2016Water Institute shares new research and perspectives at Great Lakes Public Forumwater institute booth great lakes public forum

    Water Institute booth at the Innovation Event at the Great Lakes Public Forum displays graduate student oxygen sensor, pictured on the table at left.

  3. Oct. 7, 2016Students capture beauty of water in different states at Water - On Exhibitionwater on exhibition

    Water - On Exhibition drew Waterloo students, across a wide range of disciplines, eager to showcase their research and designs on water as a renewable resource.

    Held on Oct. 6 at the University of Waterloo School of Architecture in Cambridge, ON, the exhibition was a collaboration between Students of the Water Institute Graduate Section (SWIGS) and the BRIDGE Centre of Architecture + Design.

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  1. Oct. 21, 2016The Evolution of the Water Business from Resource Exploitation to Resource Recovery – the challenge

    2016 Farvolden Lecture: Roger Woeller

    Roger Woeller, MSc. P.Geo., Chief Executive Officer of BluMetric Environmental

    Reception to follow on the first floor foyer of EIT.

  2. Oct. 27, 2016Condition Assessment Inspection Tools

    This seminar will highlight available technologies that provide critical advanced data to enable condition-based asset management of water and wastewater piping systems. The unique technologies highlighted by the program are presented by Canadian companies with an Ontario industry presence. 

  3. Oct. 28–29, 2016Canadian Association of Geographers of Ontario Division Annual Meetingcagont logo

    The University of Waterloo welcomes participants to the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association of Geographers – Ontario Division (CAGONT).

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