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, 2022CFI funding awarded to Water Institute researchers

    Congratulations to 17 Water Institute Researchers involved in the University of Waterloo based infrastructure projects recently awarded more than $3.8-million to tackle national and global challenges, according to an announcement from the Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI). CFI has committed $64 million in research infrastructure funding through the John R.

  2. Sep. 19, 2022Meet the Students of the Water Institute Graduate Section (SWIGS) incoming executive committee
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    Students of the Water Institute Graduate Section (SWIGS) are set to begin a new term filled with the best-in-class educational workshops, networking opportunities, social events, writing cafés, and community outreach activities they have become known for.

    Annual elections for the 2022-23 SWIGS executive committee were held in July and we are delighted to welcome the incoming executive team!

  3. Sep. 18, 2022Waterloo launches new initiative to accelerate a sustainable future
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    A new University of Waterloo initiative aims to shape the future of sustainability for the benefit of the environment, economy, and society.

    The Sustainable Futures Initiative is a collaboration that brings together the Water Institute, the  Waterloo Climate Institute and the Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy  to accelerate holistic approaches to advance the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with a focus on the interconnections between energy, climate and water.

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  1. Oct. 20, 2022WaterTalk: Challenges and opportunities for moving from the linear to the circular water cycle
    William Mitch

    As part of the Water Institute's WaterTalks lecture seriesWilliam A. Mitch, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, USA, will present: Challenges and opportunities for moving from the linear to the circular water cycle.

    This event will be offered in person on the University of Waterloo campus in DC 1302 from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

  2. Nov. 22, 2022WaterLeadership | Sharing Science: Effective Presentations
    WaterLeadership

    As part of the Water Institute's WaterLeadership training series, the Water Institute, presents, "Sharing Science: Effective Presentations” with special guest, Elise Vist from the UW Writing and Communication Centre.


  3. Feb. 14, 2023WaterLeadership | Sharing Science: Clear Language Writing
    WaterLeadership

    As part of the Water Institute's WaterLeadership training series, the Water Institute, presents, "Sharing Science: Clear Language Writing” with a special guest from the UW Writing and Communication Centre.


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