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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. Mar. 12, 2019A conversation with Prof. Swatuk about water, governance, and the SDGs at UWaterlooA conversation with Prof. Swatuk about water, governance, and the SDGs at UWaterloo

    February 13, 2019

    Interview conducted by co-President of SAID, Zack Ahmed Attended and transcribed by Marketing & Communications Director of SAID, Carissa Muller

  2. Mar. 5, 2019Tackling climate change with the next generation of water leadersClimate Change and you posters

    2018 Climate Change and You submissions

    Growing up Mark Ranjram, PhD candidate in Waterloo’s Civil and Environmental Engineering department, felt the way many young children today feel when it comes to global issues: There isn’t anything I can do to help solve these problems. Too many children believe they don’t have a voice or a seat at the table when it comes to tackling global challenges such as climate change. This is something Mark is trying to change through his community-outreach initiative Climate Change and You.

  3. Mar. 5, 2019QES-AS scholar shares her experience at COP24Sajida Awan

    Story written by QES-AS scholar, Sajida Awan

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  1. Mar. 18, 2019Effects of wastewater from energy extraction and utilization on drinking water sources and riskWater Institute Water Talks

    As part of the Water Institute's WaterTalks lecture series Jeanne M. VanBriesen, Duquesne Light Company Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University and the Director of the Center for Water Quality in Urban Environmental Systems at Carnegie Mellon University will present "Effects of wastewater from energy extraction and utilization on drinking water sources and risk."

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  2. Mar. 20, 2019The Race for GroundwaterWater Institute Water Talks

    As part of the Water Institute's WaterTalks lecture series Professor Grant Ferguson, Associate Professor in the Department of Civil, Geological and Environment Engineering and Associate Member of the School of Environment and Sustainability at the University of Saskatchewan, will present "The Race for Groundwater."

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  3. Mar. 22, 2019World Water Day 2019Water for All

    Leaving no one behind: Water for all

    Join the Water Institute for a full day of activities as we explore together how to find viable solutions for marginalized people living without safe water.

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