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. Aug. 6, 2020Canada’s grade on flood preparedness: C

    Canada’s provinces and territories received a grade of C on flood preparedness, as determined following a two-year national study completed in 2019.

    The Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation at the University of Waterloo interviewed 139 provincial and territorial government representatives responsible for managing floods, climate-related risks and emergency services from across all regions of Canada to calculate the grade.

  2. Aug. 5, 2020 Water Institute students launch Water Researchers of Colour database

    A new initiative launched by two Water Institute students seeks to raise awareness and celebrate people of colour in water-related disciplines. The creators kindly provided the following information on their important initiative.

  3. July 27, 2020Vanier Scholarship winner works with Kugluktuk, Nunavut community to create a sustainable fish supply
    Spencer Weinstein and Kugluktuk, Nunavut community member in fishing boat

    Spencer Weinstein, PhD student in the Collaborative Water Program and Waterloo’s Department of Biology, has won the prestigious Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship for academic excellence, research potential, and leadership.

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  1. Aug. 12, 2020Lake Futures Webinar Series: What are the Great Lakes Worth? A Study of Canadian and US Residents’ Willingness to Pay for Water Quality Improvements in the Great Lakes
    Roy Brouwer

    This series will be an opportunity for the non-academic community to engage with Lake Futures researchers, as they share their latest research findings and discuss implications for water policies, programs, and plans in Ontario. 

    Webinars will be offered weekly, on Wednesdays from 1:00-2:00 p.m. EDT. Webinars will include a 30-minute presentation, followed by a 30-minute discussion period. 

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