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. May 24, 2019NovCare 2019 International Conference bringing leading hydrogeologists to WaterlooNovCare image

    An impressive lineup of noted hydrogeologists  will be presenting at this week’s NovCare 2019 International Conference organized by the University of Waterloo, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, the Kansas Geological Survey and the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research.

  2. May 23, 2019Flood mitigation the best approachButton 150

    In 2012, high water sent the northwestern New Brunswick village of Perth-Andover into a state of emergency. The village of close to 1,600 people issued a mandatory evacuation order to about 500 people living in low-lying areas. The flooding closed schools and the local hospital, forcing the transfer of many patients to other hospitals in the area and caused an estimated $25 million in damage.

  3. May 21, 2019Water Institute congratulates external advisory board member Merrell-Ann Phare on taking oath of office as IJC Canadian CommissionerIJC Image

    At a meeting of the International Joint Commission (IJC) on Friday, May 17, Commissioners Pierre Béland, Merrell-Ann Phare and F. Henry Lickers made a solemn declaration to faithfully and impartially perform the duties assigned under the Boundary Waters Treaty.

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  1. 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.

  2. June 2 to 13, 2019Climate Change and Water Security in Urbanized Watersheds: An Interdisciplinary PerspectiveWater Institute logo

    The Water Institute will be hosting an international summer school for international and domestic graduate students on climate change and water security in urbanized watersheds. With over 20 Water Institute members – from all six University of Waterloo faculties – participating as instructors, this program will offer a truly interdisciplinary perspective to students.

  3. June 3 to 7, 20192019 COTE Summer School - “Ecology and Society: Frontiers and Boundaries”COTE summer school

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