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The Water Institute facilitates collaboration, supports excellence and promotes innovation in interdisciplinary water research and education. Today, more than 150 faculty members from all six University of Waterloo faculties and 19 departments are members of the Water Institute.

  1. May 17, 2018‘This is an eye-opener’: Changes in global water supply hint at future conflicts and crisesWi in the media

    Water Institute Executive Director Roy Brouwer spoke to the Globe and Mail on May 16 to provide comment on the new portrait of the world's water supply, gleaned from the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment, or GRACE.

  2. May 11, 2018Feds invest $1.2 million into Waterloo research on Nunavut fisheriesarctic char

    Research will address climate change and rise of land masses after last glacial period.

  3. May 10, 2018Queen Elizabeth Scholar works with local community to adapt to climate changeInterview in Sindh Pakistan

    It’s 8:00 in the morning in the Sindh province of Pakistan, and Sajida Awan is preparing to head back into the field to conduct a full day of interviews with local farmers. The temperature is rising, it will be 50 degrees Celsius by mid-day, and it will take her at least two hours to get to her location.

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  1. May 5 to June 24, 2018Clean Water Here: Photography exhibit at THEMUSEUM THEMUSEUM, the Water Institute, Clean Water Here

    A global photography exhibit created by Clean Water Here and, and in partnership with the University of Waterloo’s Water Institute, is coming to THEMUSEUM in Kitchener this spring.

  2. May 24, 2018What lies beneath: Internal waves in the nearshore coastal environmentWater Institute Water Talks

    As part of the Water Institute's WaterTalks lecture series, Ryan Walter, assistant professor in the Physics Department at California Polytechnic State University, presents, "What lies beneath: Internal waves in the nearshore coastal environment."

  3. May 25, 2018University of Waterloo Global Water Futures meeting

    The University of Waterloo will host a Global Water Futures (GWF) meeting on campus on Friday, May 25, 2018. The purpose of this meeting is to introduce GWF projects to the Waterloo community and provide an opportunity for networking. The second half of the meeting will consist of a workshop for graduate students to provide tools to help them better communicate their research. 

    If you're interested in attending, please email Allie Dusome at the Water Institute ( 

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