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. Feb. 8, 2019Catching up with water startup, CataLightCataLight at Velocity fund finals

    Three University of Waterloo Engineering students from the Conrad Master of Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology program embarked on a mission in 2018, to help provide safe drinking water to those who need it most.

  2. Jan. 28, 2019Waterloo researchers work with Indigenous partners to determine how safe the fish in their communities are to eatJames Bay Boat Fishing

    Food security is an urgent and growing concern for Indigenous populations in Canada. Environmental change in aquatic ecosystems can impact the health of fish and the communities that rely on those fish in many ways. Some of those ways can involve exposure to contaminants like mercury.

  3. Jan. 23, 2019Understanding the impact of industrial development on water quality in Peace-Athabasca Delta

    Mitchell Kay, Biology PhD candidate and graduate of Waterloo's Collaborative Water Program, is creating a baseline to measure natural variation caused by development in northern Alberta.

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  1. Mar. 1, 2019AquaHacking 2019 information sessionAquaHacking

    Calling all water entrepreneurs! AquaHacking is an innovative, multi-stage pitch competition challenging students to tackle water issues facing our Great Lakes. AquaHacking provides mentoring, a unique experience and financial support to help you bring your idea to life!

  2. Mar. 7, 2019Saving the lives of children under-five with a hygiene intervention in rural Gambia

    Geographies of Health in Place (GoHelP) lab, is pleased to invite you to engage with Dr. Buba Manjang, a Visiting Postdoctoral Researcher, who will be speaking about his research addressing hygiene among mothers' weaning children. 

  3. Mar. 8, 2019The Evolution of Process-Based Hydrologic Models: Historical Challenges and the Collective Quest for Physical RealismWater Institute Water Talks

    As part of the Water Institute's WaterTalks lecture series Professor Martyn Clark, Associate Director at the Centre for Hydrology at the University of Saskatchewan, will present "The Evolution of Process-Based Hydrologic Models: Historical Challenges and the Collective Quest for Physical Realism."

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