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. 21, 2019Climate change has already started disrupting life in the Great Lakes region — and it's only going to get worseWater Institute in the media

    A new report released Thursday by a team researchers, including Water Institute member Rob de Loë, suggests extreme bouts of precipitation and flooding could be the new normal in the Great Lakes region due to climate change.

  2. 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.

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

    The below was written by Queen Elizabeth Scholar, Roxanne Springer

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  1. Mar. 25, 2019Monitoring, modelling and management of urban water pollutionWater Institute Water Talks

    As part of the Water Institute's WaterTalks lecture series Professor David McCarthy from Monash University in Australia will present "Monitoring, modelling and management of urban water pollution.”

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  2. Apr. 2, 2019Use of quantitative resilience in managing urban infrastructure response to natural hazardsWater Institute Water Talks

    As part of the Water Institute's WaterTalks lecture series Slobodan Simonovic, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Western Ontario, will present "Use of quantitative resilience in managing urban infrastructure response to natural hazards."

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  3. Apr. 4, 2019“Sulphur Water” and the Legacy Gas Wells of Southwestern Ontario

    Join the Water Institute on Thursday, April 4, for a water seminar delivered by Water Institute member and Earth and Environmental Sciences Professor Maurice Dusseault and colleague Richard Jackson, Geofirma Engineering Fellow and Adjunct Earth and Environmental Sciences Professor. 

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