Our history of water excellence
The University of Waterloo established the Water Institute in 2009, building on four decades of excellence in water-related research, education and innovation. Recognizing the collective excellence of water research programs at the University of Waterloo, the Water Institute was formed to coordinate and support the extensive group of university researchers, staff, students and partners, and to bring them together within a single institutional setting.
Our path forward in advancing water research and education
Today, ground-breaking, interdisciplinary research is taking place under the institute's five research themes. Four core research projects are also guided by the institute's leadership. Our Collaborative Water Program is a flagship example in Canada, and around the world, of a truly interdisciplinary water graduate program.