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. Mar. 29, 2023Distance between water molecules key for future quantum devices

    Published by the Faculty of Science.

    Water has many unique properties. An interdisciplinary team of Waterloo scientists has discovered a one-dimensional chain of water molecules could produce a quantum phase transition. This breakthrough is a key development for future water-based quantum devices.

  2. Mar. 23, 2023Joel Wretborn and colleagues win award for water simulation toolset used in Avatar: The Way of Water
    Avatar effects award

    Published by the Cheriton School of Computer Science.

    PhD candidate Joel Wretborn and his colleagues Alexey Stomakhin and Steve Lesser at the New Zealand–based visual effects studio WētāDigital x Unity and Douglas McHale at WētāFX have won an Emerging Technology Award at the 21st annual Visual Effects Society Awards for their water simulation toolset used in Avatar: The Way of Water.

  3. Mar. 13, 2023Water Institute delegation preparing for UN 2023 Water Conference in New York
    UN headquarters

    A delegation from the Water Institute at the University of Waterloo, headed by Roy Brouwer, Executive Director of the Water Institute, is preparing for the UN 2023 Water Conference taking place at UN Headquarters in New York, 22-24 March.

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  1. Apr. 18, 2023WaterLeadership | Impact Pathways: Strategies for Promoting the Uptake of Research
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    As part of the Water Institute's WaterLeadership training series, Nancy Goucher, Knowledge Mobilization Specialist at the Water Institute, presents, "Impact Pathways: Strategies for Promoting the Uptake of Water Research”.

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