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. Jan. 12, 2018Climate change limiting number of potential Winter Olympics hosts: study by Daniel Scottwater institute members in the media

    Due to climate change, by 2050, many of the prior Winter Games locations may be too warm to ever host the Games again.

  2. Jan. 5, 2018Six new University of Waterloo-led Global Water Futures projects announcedGlobal Water Futures logo

    Cold regions are experiencing dramatic changes to regional climate and environmental conditions, bringing about more severe floods, longer drought periods and deterioration of water quality that are putting economies, communities and ecosystems at risk. Six new University of Waterloo-led research projects that are part of the Global Water Futures program, will catalyze interdisciplinary research to help tackle these environmental challenges.

  3. Jan. 4, 2018New graduate course on Water Resources Economics offered by executive director of the Water Institute

    In the 2017 fall term, the Department of Economics offered Waterloo’s graduate and undergraduate students a new elective course on Water Resources Economics (ECON 484/673).

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  1. Feb. 2, 2018World Wetlands Day 2018world wetlands day poster

    Join the Ecohydrology Research Group on Friday, February 2, 2018 for the research symposium and public lecture held in celebration of World Wetlands Day!

    Research Symposium 

    • Presentations from local researchers 

    • 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) presentations

  2. Feb. 8, 2018Our Tempestuous Love Affair with WaterWater Talk Banner

    As part of the Water Institute's WaterTalks lecture series, Anthony Turton, professor in the Centre for Environmental Management at the University of Free State and RBC Visiting Fellow, presents, "Our Tempestuous Love Affair with Water."

    Light refreshments will be provided

    Register today.

  3. Feb. 22, 2018Aquatic Methane at Small and Large ScalesWater Talk Banner

    As part of the Water Institute's WaterTalks lecture series, Emily Stanely, professor in the Department of Integrative Biology and Center for Limnology at the University of Wisconsin Madison, presents, "Aquatic Methane at Small and Large Scales ."

    Light refreshments will be provided.

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