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. Oct. 19, 2018Understanding water issues through interdisciplinary learning Navid Bizmark

    For Collaborative Water Program graduate Navid Bizmark, water is life. It connects all living things on earth. Water is what NASA looks for when they send rovers to Mars and satellites to Venus. Truly believing that water is life, is one of the reasons Navid ended up in Waterloo’s Collaborative Water Program in 2017.

  2. Oct. 16, 2018WaterPuris off to AquaHacking finals: will pitch toilet tech that zaps endocrine disruptorsWaterPuris

    This coming week, the University of Waterloo campus community will be rallying behind our student startup WaterPuris as they head to Toronto on Oct. 25 for the 2018 AquaHacking Challenge: Lake Ontario and Beyond finals.

  3. Oct. 15, 2018Strengthening our human connection to water with a new digital platformGirls Gone Water

    Danielle Lindamood and Irene Brueckner-Irwin have had a passion for water for as long as they can remember. It’s what led them to become actively involved in the Water Institute, and what inspired them to launch a unique, online platform that shares the incredible impacts of people working in the water-related fields with a particular focus on women.

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  1. Oct. 25, 2018AquaHacking Finals in Toronto AquaHacking 2018 Lake Ontario and Beyond

    AquaHacking challenges programmers, scientists, marketers, and water experts to develop clean-tech engineering, web and mobile solutions to water issues affecting the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Watershed Basin.

  2. Oct. 26, 20182018 Farvolden Lecture. Integrated 3D Surface-Subsurface Hydrosystem Modeling Across Scales: Past, Present and Futureed sudicky farvolden lecture

    Dr. Ed SudickyProfessor Emeritus, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Waterloo

    A reception in STC 1001 Main Commons follows the Lecture. Come meet with alumni and friends!

  3. Nov. 1, 2018Perspectives on the Sustainable Water Infrastructure Challenge: Engineering, Technology or Financial CrisisWater Institute Water Talks

    As part of the Water Institute's WaterTalks lecture series, Gregory Baird, President of The Water Finance Research Foundation, will present, "Perspectives on the Sustainable Water Infrastructure Challenge: Engineering, Technology or Financial Crisis."

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