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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. Sep. 17, 2019Pioneering Socio-hydrologist Delivering September 26 WaterTalk

    Renowned socio-hydrologist Prof. Murugesu Sivapalan, Chester & Helen Siess Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will be at the University of Waterloo on September 26 to deliver a Water Institute WaterTalk entitled “Imagineering” Not Just Engineering Needed to Solve Water Security Challenges”.

  2. Sep. 12, 2019Royal Society of Canada honours three Water Institute members
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    Three University of Waterloo Water Institute researchers have been named fellows of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) and members of the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists.

  3. Sep. 11, 2019Canada Tries a Forceful Message for Flood Victims: Live Someplace Else
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    GATINEAU, Quebec — Along the coast of the United States, people who lost homes to Hurricane Dorian are preparing to rebuild. But Canada — which has faced devastating flooding of its own — is testing a very different idea of disaster recovery: Forcing people to move.

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  1. Sep. 21, 2019WaterTalk: Weather gone wild

    In partnership with Waterloo Region’s Doors Open 2019

    This WaterTalk will be presented at 10:30am and repeats at 11:30am.

  2. Sep. 26, 2019Sociohydrology: “Imagineering” Not Just Engineering Needed to Solve Water Security Challenges
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    As part of the Water Institute's WaterTalks lecture series Murugesu Sivapalan, will present “Imagineering” Not Just Engineering Needed to Solve Water Security Challenges.

  3. Oct. 15, 2019Advances in Watermain Rehabilitation

    Advances in Watermain Rehabilitation

    This workshop will present recent advances in the North America watermain rehabilitation industry.  It will include presentations on recent developments by Chairs of the AWWA Watermain Rehabilitation Standards committee. Chris Macey will provide and update on the recently publis

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