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. Aug. 10, 2022Building resilience for a future of climate change
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    Political scientist Daniel Henstra speaks to AMO on how Ontario municipalities can prepare for climate impacts

    By Jon Parsons, University Relations

    Climate change is such a huge issue that it can be difficult to even know where to start.

    It involves sophisticated science and mountains of data, as well as social, political and economic implications that intersect with various academic disciplines.

    But for Daniel Henstra, a professor in the Department of Political Science and the co-lead of Waterloo’s Climate Risk Research Group, climate change is an immediate and practical matter.

  2. July 28, 2022New report released mapping the flow of phosphorus in Ontario’s economy
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    The Canadian environmental organization Pollution Probe has recently released a new report, Mapping Phosphorus Flows in the Ontario Economy: Exploring Nutrient Recovery and Reuse Opportunities in a Provincial Context, produced in collaboration with academic experts from the University of Waterloo’s Water Institute, Université Laval and McGill University.

  3. July 25, 2022Two prestigious international appointments for Simron Singh

    Simron Singh, Water Institute member and professor at the School of Environment, Enterprise and Development has recently been elected as Executive Secretary of the International Society for Industrial Ecology (ISIE), as well as the Co-Chair of the Risk-KAN, the Knowledge-Action Network on Emergent Risks and Extreme Events.

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  1. Sep. 14, 2022Canada’s water resources: How valuable are they?
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    As part of the Water Institute's 
    Webinar Series: The Value of Water in Canada 

    Robert Smith, Principal, Midsummer Analytics presents:

    Canada’s water resources: How valuable are they?

  2. Sep. 19, 2022Sustainable Futures Initiative launch event
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    The University of Waterloo's Sustainable Futures Initiative brings together the Water Institute, Waterloo Climate Institute, and the Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy to catalyze holistic approaches to the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, with a focus on the interconnections between energy, climate and water.

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