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. Dec. 3, 2018Susan Elliott named in 2018 Canadian Women in Global Health ListSusan Elliott

    Water Institute member and professor in Waterloo's Department of Geography and Environmental Management, Susan Elliott, joins fellow Canadian Women on the 2018 Canadian Women in Global Health (CWIGH) List

  2. Dec. 3, 2018New study ranks which Canadian cities are best prepared for climate changeKingston, Ontario

    A new study from the University of Waterloo sheds some light on which Canadian cities are most prepared to take on the challenges of climate change.

    The study, which examined 63 cities across Canada, confirms there are significant differences between municipal plans to protect citizens from climate change.  

  3. Nov. 29, 2018New self‐powered, flexible sensor uses moisture instead of electricity for environmental monitoring

    Members of the Water Institute at the University of Waterloo are always looking for new ways to solve complex water problems facing the world today. Norman Zhou, Canada Research Chair in Advanced Materials Joining and Processing, Water Institute member and professor in Waterloo’s Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, is leading a research group that’s using an interdisciplinary approach to address some of these problems.

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  1. Jan. 24, 2019Building adaptive capacity for water management--the role of knowledge and powerWater Institute Water Talks

    As part of the Water Institute's WaterTalks lecture series Maria Carmen Lemos, Professor and Associate Dean for Research and Engagement at the School for Environment and Sustainability and Co-Director of the Great Lakes Sciences and Assessments Center at the University of Michigan, will present, "Building adaptive capacity for water management--the role of knowledge and power."

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  2. May 28 to 31, 2019 NovCare 2019 International ConferenceNovCare logo

    The NovCare 2019 International Conference (Novel Methods for Subsurface Characterization and Monitoring: From Theory to Practice) will take place May 28-31, 2019 at the Federation Hall and Conference Centre of the University of Waterloo.

  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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