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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. Oct. 19, 2020Oluwakemi Amodu joins UWaterloo as inaugural AMTD postdoctoral fellow
    Oluwakemi Amodu

    In a displaced-persons camp in northern Nigeria, many Hausa women of reproductive age are at risk of developing sexually transmitted infections (STI), causing them pain, infertility, miscarriages and marital conflict.

  2. Oct. 19, 2020Bruce MacVicar develops tool to assess erosion risk in urban river networks

    Preventing erosion and restoring critical habitats has become an increasingly costly endeavour for municipalities and regions as urbanization changes how water moves across landscapes and through streams. Watersheds are significantly altered when urban infrastructure is built. For instance, increasing the amount of paved surface alters natural flooding patterns, accelerates soil erosion and increases the amount of sediments in streams. This hydrologic change can alter important habitats and negatively impact built infrastructure such as bridges and sewers. To help mu

  3. Oct. 15, 2020Nandita Basu joins fellow Water Institute member Rebecca Rooney on the IJC Great Lakes Science Advisory Board
    Nandita Basu

    Professor Nandita Basu from Waterloo's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth and Environmental Sciences, joins fellow Water Institute member Professor

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  1. Nov. 3, 2020WaterLeadership: Develop a Knowledge Mobilization Plan for Your Grant Proposals (Q&A with Nancy Goucher)
    WaterLeadership

    As part of the Water Institute's WaterLeadership training series, Nancy Goucher, Knowledge Mobilization Specialist at the Water Institute, presents, "Develop a Knowledge Mobilization Plan for Your Grant Proposals."

  2. Nov. 5, 2020WaterTalk: Good Geoscience in Dire Places: Searching for Water in Humanitarian Crises
    WaterTalks

    As part of the Water Institute's WaterTalks lecture series, the Water Institute, in collaboration with Waterloo's Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, is pleased to co-host the 2020-21 Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysicists (CSEG) Distinguished Lecturer, Paul Bauman, who will present "Good Geoscience in Dire Places: Searching for Water in Humanitarian Crises.&

  3. Nov. 17, 2020WaterLeadership: Get Published: Tips from Editors-in-Chief (Live Webinar)
    WaterLeadership

    As part of the Water Institute's WaterLeadership training series, Nancy Goucher, Knowledge Mobilization Specialist at the Water Institute, presents, "Get Published: Tips from Editors-in-Chief (Live Webinar)."

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