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. Jan. 15, 2019Four new interdisciplinary research initiatives receive funding from the Water Institute

    The University of Waterloo’s Water Institute has awarded a combined total of $67,275 to four new interdisciplinary water research initiatives during its most recent fall 2018 Seed Grants Program call for proposals.

  2. Jan. 14, 2019Waterloo's Collaborative Water Program kicks off with its largest cohort to dateWATER 601 class cohort six

    On Friday, January 11, 2019, 67 graduate students from all six University of Waterloo faculties stepped into a classroom and began their journey in the Collaborative Water Program (CWP). This program is jointly offered by 11 University of Waterloo departments and schools, making it the most interdisciplinary graduate program focusing on water in Canada.

  3. Jan. 14, 2019Water Institute intern visually depicts years of Ontario shoreline cleanup datairene at WWF

    Underscores value of citizen science and linking with stakeholders to refine and share research results

    Nearly 95,700 Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup volunteers hauled approximately 263,000 kilograms of litter from Ontario shorelines between 2010-17. Volunteer citizen scientists have logged the amounts and types of litter they have found during their community cleanups, however this information has not often been utilized by researchers to explore notable trends over extended time periods.

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  1. Jan. 24, 2019UWaterloo Panel: Unearthing Ancient Environments with Microbes Office of Research Talks

    A panel presentation and discussion, hosted by the Office of Research and the Waterloo Centre for Microbial Research, featuring Water Institute member Kirsten Müller will explore the evolution of microbes.

    Learn more about the other panellists and register to attend.

  2. 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."

    Register today

  3. Feb. 4, 2019World Wetlands Day 2019

    The Ecohydrology Research Group at the University of Waterloo is excited to present the seventh annual research symposium in celebration of World Wetlands Day, happening on Monday, February 4.

    This year's program includes:

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