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. Apr. 13, 2021Roy Brouwer receives Arts Award for Excellence in Research
    Arts award

    Established in 2012 by Dean Doug Peers, the Arts Awards for Service, Teaching and Research recognize exceptional contributions made by faculty, staff and students in the Faculty of Arts. This year, the executive director of the Water Institute and professor in Economics, Roy Brouwer, was awarded the Arts Award for Excellence in Research.

  2. Apr. 13, 2021Researchers' work will help the pipeline industry limit the destructive power of bubbles

    Researchers have answered key questions to help prevent damage and improve the safety of hydraulic systems used for pipelines, water turbines and other applications.

    The work, led by engineers at the University of Waterloo, investigates a phenomenon known as cavitation, or the formation and collapse of destructive gas-filled bubbles resulting from rapid pressure changes in liquids.

    Cavitation is behind a well-known party trick that involves shattering the bottom of a liquid-filled bottle by striking its open top with the palm of your hand.

  3. Apr. 12, 2021The origin of water on planets in our universe

    Professor Michel Fich helps paint the most complete picture ever of how water ends up on newly forming planets

    Water is essential for life as we know it – water makes up around 70% of the human body, covers about 70% of the planet Earth, has been found in the far reaches of our universe, and is at the centre of our search for habitable planets around other stars.

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  1. Apr. 30, 2021Lake Futures Webinar Series
    Lake Futures Webinar Series

    The Global Water Futures project, Lake Futures, uses webinars and other strategies to share the results of its research program and facilitate an open dialogue with its partners and stakeholders.

    Steering committee webinar series (2021)

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