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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. Sep. 17, 2018Applying mathematics to water problems: A student's perspective Laura Chandler

    Growing up, Laura Chandler always had an affinity for water. During elementary school, many of her science fair projects explored algae in local lakes – why it was formed, and what we can do to avoid it. Her love for water and sustainability continued throughout her academic career and it is what led her to Waterloo’s Collaborative Water Program.

  2. Sep. 14, 2018New online platform makes it easy to capture accurate weather informationhurricane imagery from space satellite

    Many aspects of modern life depend on the weather and the ability to access accurate weather information. Environmental models, for example, are tools with a wide range of applications such as flood and drought monitoring, carbon storage and release estimates, or predictions of power generation and capacity.

  3. Sep. 13, 2018Combining academia with entrepreneurship to tackle microplastic pollution Lauren Smith

    The sun is coming up while Lake Erie waves crash against the shoreline as Lauren Smith sits with her toes in the sand, feeling right at home. Nothing feels more right to her than being near the water. This is probably why she has always felt as if it needed protecting, and what led her to create a business that does just that.

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  1. Sep. 24, 2018Water Institute Research Conference 2018Water Institute Water Research Conference

  2. Sep. 24, 20182018 RBC Distinguished Lecture

    The Future of Water: Innovation, Resource Recovery, and the Blue Economy

    Mark van Loosdrecht

    2018 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate

    Professor, Biotechnology, TU Delft, The Netherlands

  3. June 14 to 19, 2019The 8th International Conference on Water Resources and Environment ResearchHohai University logo

    The 8th International Conference on Water Resources and Environment Research (ICWRER 2019) will take place at Hohai University in Nanjing, China, from June 14th to 18th, 2019. Hohai University, one of China’s leading universities in water and the environment, is located in beautiful Nanjing, one of China’s ancient walled capital cities, situated along the mighty Yangtze River.

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