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. June 19, 2019NRC invests in floating homes research as part of flood mitigation strategy
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    Imagine a flood without sandbags, berms, pumps or panic — one that did little or no damage to waterfront homes.

    That’s the vision of Water Institute member and University of Waterloo professor Elizabeth English, an architect who has pioneered research into the use of buoyant foundations and floating homes.

  2. June 18, 2019Students head home from inaugural Water Institute Summer School with new insights to apply to the world’s water problems
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    The Water Institute wrapped up a successful “Climate Change and Water Security in Urbanized Watersheds” PhD Summer School which ran from June 3 to 12 at St. Jerome’s University's campus.

    Participants included more than 30 students originating from five continents and 15 countries with backgrounds ranging from physical sciences, biologic sciences, computer sciences, social sciences, engineering and public health.

  3. June 10, 2019Ocean and coastal sustainability
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    by Water Institute Member Derek Armitage.

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