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. July 22, 2019The sea is consuming Jakarta, and its people aren't insured
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    JAKARTA IS SINKING, and at the worst possible time. As sea levels creep higher, the coastal megalopolis continues to pump too much water from its underlying aquifers, causing the land to collapse by almost a foot a year in some places.

  2. July 18, 2019Water Institute Executive Director awarded SSHRC funding for “Payments for wetland ecosystem services as a nature-based solution to sustainably manage urbanized watersheds" project
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    Roy Brouwer, Executive Director of the Water Institute and Professor of Economics, has been awarded a new Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Partnership Development Grant. The funding was recently announced by the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport, and will support

  3. July 17, 2019Water Institute researcher awarded funds to study antimicrobial resistance
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    Water Institute member and Professor in the Department of Biology, Brian Dixon has received a $2.1 million grant to help address the emerging global threat of antimicrobial resistance.

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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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