Breaking boundaries in water research

Ranked among the top 10 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. Mar. 20, 2019We are drinking our clothes: Waterloo startup develops solution for keeping microfibre pollutants out of our waterLaundry cycle

    A Waterloo startup has developed a solution for keeping microfibre pollutants out of our water

    When tossing in a load of laundry most of us have no idea that other people may unwittingly swallow tiny pieces of our yoga pants or bath towels.

  2. Mar. 20, 2019Reflections on the Queen Elizabeth Scholars ProgramgoHelp members and Elizabeth Dodswell

    The below was written by Queen Elizabeth Scholar, Roxanne Springer

  3. Mar. 12, 2019A conversation with Prof. Swatuk about water, governance, and the SDGs at UWaterlooA conversation with Prof. Swatuk about water, governance, and the SDGs at UWaterloo

    February 13, 2019

    Interview conducted by co-President of SAID, Zack Ahmed Attended and transcribed by Marketing & Communications Director of SAID, Carissa Muller

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  1. Mar. 20, 2019The Race for GroundwaterWater Institute Water Talks

    As part of the Water Institute's WaterTalks lecture series Professor Grant Ferguson, Associate Professor in the Department of Civil, Geological and Environment Engineering and Associate Member of the School of Environment and Sustainability at the University of Saskatchewan, will present "The Race for Groundwater."

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  2. Mar. 22, 2019World Water Day 2019Water for All

    Leaving no one behind: Water for all

    Join the Water Institute for a full day of activities as we explore together how to find viable solutions for marginalized people living without safe water.

  3. Mar. 22, 20192019 Water Institute RBC Distinguished LectureRBC Foundation

    What the challenge of clean water at home and around the world tells us about ourselves, our country, and our planet

    Bob Rae
    Former Premier of Ontario
    Distinguished Senior Fellow at the University of Toronto
    Lawyer, Mediator, Speaker, Writer
    Active on First Nations, Social Justice, International issues 
    Toronto, Ontario

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