A global leader in interdisciplinary water research and education

The Water Institute is an interdisciplinary hub that facilitates innovative research, education, and training. The Institute's activities focus on the sustainable use and management of water resources to support healthy and prosperous communities and ecosystems at the national and international scale.

"Transformational research that transcends traditional disciplinary boundaries has deep roots at Waterloo. The Water Institute serves as a catalyst for interdisciplinary collaboration in addressing grand challenges confronting the sustainable use and management of water." 

 — George Dixon, Vice-President, University Research, University of Waterloo

  1. Nov. 22, 2016Water Institute catalyzes research from across disciplines with seed grants

    Inspiring interdisciplinary water research across disciplines, the University of Waterloo’s Water Institute has awarded a combined total of $75,000 to five research teams as a result of its fall term seed grants competition.

  2. Nov. 22, 2016Water Institue hiring communications officer for temporary contract

    We are hiring a communications officer for a 14-month contract. Work with a small, friendly, enthusiastic team!

  3. Nov. 7, 2016Waterloo strengthens water research partnerships with University of Bordeaux

    University of Waterloo Water Institute representatives travelled to the University of Bordeaux this month to share new research and identify opportunities to collaborate. Among a growing number of Waterloo-Bordeaux partnerships, the trip succeeded in strengthening ties with the leading French university, similarly known for global excellence in water research.

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  1. Sept. 10–13, 2017The Role of Water Technology Innovation in the Blue Economy — Elsevier's 4th Water Research Conference

    We are pleased to announce that the Water Institute will host Elsevier's renowned annual Water Research Conference. Welcoming water colleagues from around the world, the conference will focus on the role of water technology innovation in the blue economy.

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