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. June 23, 2022Remembering Colin Mayfield – a microbiologist pioneer

    This article was originally published on the Faculty of Science's website.

    Past and present members of the Department of Biology are saddened to announce the passing of Professor Emeritus Colin Ivor Mayfield. He was with the University of Waterloo for more than three decades. Mayfield was one of Biology's pioneering faculty who helped establish microbiology as a strength of the University of Waterloo.

  2. June 21, 2022A Grand day of STEM activities for Indigenous high school students
    Crossing the river

    Six Nations Polytechnic partners with McMaster University and the University of Waterloo to explore STEM field work in the Grand River.

    On June 15, grade nine students from Six Nations Polytechnic (SNP) and the STEAM Academy program donned their waders to join researchers Charles de Lannoy, Karen Kidd and Waterloo Biology Professor Mark Servos to conduct experiments in the Grand River.

  3. June 16, 2022Water Institute members awarded SSHRC funding

    Three Water Institute researchers have been awarded funding by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) to support research on effective governance for climate change, data sovereignty and pro-poor policy approaches.

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  1. July 7, 2022WaterTalk - Nature Water: A journal for all water-related research
    Talk title: Nature Water: A journal for all water-related research

    As part of the Water Institute's WaterTalks lecture series, Fabio Pulizzi, Chief Editor, Nature Water, will present: Nature Water: A journal for all water-related research.


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