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A global leader in interdisciplinary water research and education

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.

"Transformational research that transcends traditional disciplinary boundaries has deep roots at Waterloo. The Water Institute serves as a catalyst for interdisciplinary collaboration in addressing grand challenges confronting the sustainable use and management of water." 

 — George Dixon, Vice-President Academic & Provost, University of Waterloo

  1. Apr. 20, 2018Derek Armitage honoured for excellence in graduate supervisionDerek Armitage

    Water Institute member and professor in Waterloo's Faculty of Environment, Derek Armitage, is this year's winner of the 2017-2018 Award of Excellence in Graduate Supervision at the University of Waterloo.

  2. Apr. 19, 2018Micropollutants, climate change, watershed models: Water Institute Seed Grants advance innovative interdisciplinary researchplant in water beaker

    Four interdisciplinary teams led by University of Waterloo researchers are set to advance water research in creative, unconventional ways. New approaches to detect and manage micropollutants, techniques that predict the impacts of climate change on snow and lakes, and new modelling techniques will be explored through $69,000 in Water Institute seed grants.

    Today, the Water Institute announced the winners of its most recent competition.

  3. Apr. 11, 2018Fereidoun Rezanezhad represents Water Institute in meeting with China Research Academy of Environmental Sciences (CRAES)Fereidoun Rezanezhad

    Water Institute member Fereidoun Rezanezhad, assistant professor in Waterloo’s Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, attended a meeting in Beijing, China to discuss how to strengthen and develop collaborations in soil science environmental projects and technology between Water Institute members and the China Research Academy of Environmen

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  1. May 1 to 2, 2018Canadian Water Network: Blue Cities 2018Blue Cities 2018

    Smarter Water Management Decisions

  2. May 15, 2018Pressure Pipe Lining Systems, Trenchless Technology Roadshow 2018trenchless technology road shows

    This workshop will present various types of watermain lining systems to address hydraulic, water quality and structural issues. The industry’s leading experts will discuss strategies to develop highly cost-effective renovation programs for water distribution system. Recent advancements in watermain renovation using polyurea lining systems will be presented. The workshop emphasis will be on the planning, process, design, and QA/QC to ensure successful completion of renovation projects using cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) system.

  3. May 15, 2018Planning Trenchless with Subsurface Engineering (TRS 2018 Pre-Event)trenchless technology road shows

    Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE) provides designers and engineers with the tools to determine how the existing infrastructure will be affected by a project so they can make adjustments and plan ahead to minimize impacts. This workshop will give an overview of SUE tools, techniques and applications. It will discuss CI/ASCE 38-02: Standard Guidelines for the Collection and Depiction of Existing Subsurface Utility Data published in 2003.  The standard is the backbone for the practice of SUE.

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