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. Aug. 9, 2019From its origin in Waterloo in 1993, the International Conference on Water Resources and Environment Research (ICWRER) has expanded its reach across the globe
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    Hohai University, China’s foremost university in water and the environment, recently hosted the 8th International Conference on Water Resources and Environment Research (ICWRER 2019). From June 14th to 18th, over 300 delegates, including over 70 international attendees from 13 countries, visited Hohai University in Nanjing, China, to participate in the conference.

  2. Aug. 9, 2019DFO invests in University of Waterloo mercury study in Frobisher Bay
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    Water Institute members from the Department of Biology, Professors Michael Power and Heidi Swanson received important financial support for their study that examines mercury contamination in Arctic char in Frobisher Bay. The funding was announced last week when Jonathan Wilkinson, Canada’s minister for fisheries and oceans and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited Nunavut.

  3. Aug. 8, 2019Blame climate change for record water levels in the Great Lakes
    Blair Feltmate

    Climate change is a deciding factor in record high water levels in the Great Lakes being higher than ever before, as Water Institute member and head of the Intact Centre on Climate AdaptationBlair Feltmate discussed with Ben Mulroney, co-host of CTV’s Your Morning yesterday.

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  1. Oct. 15, 2019Advances in Watermain Rehabilitation

    Advances in Watermain Rehabilitation

    This workshop will present recent advances in the North America watermain rehabilitation industry.  It will include presentations on recent developments by Chairs of the AWWA Watermain Rehabilitation Standards committee. Chris Macey will provide and update on the recently publis

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