Events - 2016

Monday, November 21, 2016 — 8:00 AM to Friday, November 25, 2016 — 5:00 PM EST

This course, offered in collaboration with the Ontario Good Roads Association, covers the fundamentals of asset management with particular emphasis on buried infrastructure (water and wastewater pipelines).

Thursday, November 3, 2016 — 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM EDT

As part of the Lake Ontario Waterkeeper Literacy Tour, environmental lawyer Mark Mattson will present "Help ensure a swimmable, drinkable, fishable Canada."

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 — 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM EDT

Inflow and infiltration solutions have been discussed extensively for sanitary and storm sewers; however, these measures may be limited if manhole chambers are neglected. This workshop will address the growing problem of manhole deterioration.

Friday, October 28, 2016 (all day) to Saturday, October 29, 2016 (all day)
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The University of Waterloo welcomes participants to the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association of Geographers – Ontario Division (CAGONT).

Thursday, October 27, 2016 — 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM EDT

This seminar will highlight available technologies that provide critical advanced data to enable condition-based asset management of water and wastewater piping systems. The unique technologies highlighted by the program are presented by Canadian companies with an Ontario industry presence. 

Friday, October 21, 2016 — 2:00 PM EDT

2016 Farvolden Lecture: Roger Woeller

Roger Woeller, MSc. P.Geo., Chief Executive Officer of BluMetric Environmental

Reception to follow on the first floor foyer of EIT.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 — 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM EDT

As part of the Water Institute's WaterTalks lecture series, Merrell-Ann Phare presents "Water Co-Governance and Collaborative Consent: Working in partnership with Indigenous peoples to protect water and honour the United Nations Decalration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP)."

Coffee and refreshments will be provided.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 — 7:00 PM EDT



Forests, wetlands and grasslands all provide “watershed services” by enhancing water quality and supply, biodiversity and carbon storage. They have economic value but unfortunately their market price is $0, says Prof. Roy Brouwer, Executive Director of the Water Institute.

Friday, October 14, 2016 — 2:30 PM EDT

Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences Seminar

Refreshments provided.

Speaker

Find out more about Christine Dow, Department of Geography and Environmental Management.

Thursday, October 13, 2016 — 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM EDT

University of Waterloo Centre for Advancement of Trenchless Technologies (CATT) is pleased to announce the AGM Keynote Speaker, Ian Doherty, who will present "Deteriorating Trenchless Contracts in Need of Rehabilitation."

Program

The event program includes unveiling the 2016/17 Board of Directors and of the winners of the CATT 2015 Award of Excellence.

Friday, September 30, 2016 — 2:00 PM EDT

2016 Darcy Lecturer: Ty Ferré, Department of Hydrology and Water Resources, University of Arizona

Everyone welcome. Refreshments provided.

See the event poster for more information.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 — 2:30 PM EDT

Genevieve Ali is Junior Chair of the Watershed Systems Research Program and Assistant Professor of the Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Manitoba.

Coffee and refreshments will be provided.

Register today.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 — 2:00 PM EDT

Accessing microbial diversity and heterogeneity in the environment

Presented by Dr. Laura Hug
Assistant Professor, Environmental Microbiology
Department of Biology, University of Waterloo

Friday, September 23, 2016 — 2:00 PM EDT

As the kickoff event for UW Centre for Bioengineering and Biotechnology's Global Biotechnology Week, hear from a special guest lecturer: international expert Dr. Elizabeth Edwards, PEng, FCAE, FRSC, Director of BioZone, University of Toronto.

The lecture will be followed by a networking reception.

Thursday, September 15, 2016 — 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM EDT

RBC visiting fellow, Pieter van der Zaag, presents “Water Storage: Nature-based Solutions for Resilient Communities."

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 — 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM EDT

This workshop, hosted by the University of Waterloo Centre for Advancement of Trenchless Technologies (CATT), will present state-of-the-art information and new developments for various types of pipes commonly used for water, sewer, and drainage applications for gravity and pressure systems.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 — 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT
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THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

All members of the public and campus community interested in talking about all things water are invited to join the Students of the Water Institute, Graduate Section (SWIGS) for Blue Drinks.

Thursday, August 18, 2016 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT

Work with liquid, ion, or gas chromatography, and/or mass spectrometry (MS)? Need extra support to push your research program forward? Come out to the inaugural meeting for the mass spectrometer user group.

There will be a presentation by the University of Waterloo's Mass Spectrometry Facility's Dr. Richard Smith, followed by an open forum for questions.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 — 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT
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All members of the public and campus community interested in talking about all things water are invited to join the Students of the Water Institute, Graduate Section (SWIGS) for Blue Drinks.

Chat with members, drop some ideas for future events, enjoy free food and perhaps a guest speaker.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016 — 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM EDT
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The Water Institute is pleased to share word of this event, led by our campus partner — the Sustainable Campus Initiative.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 — 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT
smiling student above pitcher of blue liquid.

All members of the public and campus community interested in talking about all things water are invited to join the Students of the Water Institute, Graduate Section (SWIGS) for Blue Drinks.

Chat with members, drop some ideas for future events, enjoy free food and perhaps a guest speaker.

Thursday, June 16, 2016 — 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM EDT
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The Ecohydrology Research Group, with support from the Water Institute, presents a full-day research symposium featuring talks by coastal ecologists, watershed model developers, and environmental policy researchers with experience working in Europe and North America. 

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 — 2:00 PM EDT
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Hear from Mahyar Shafii, Ecohydrology Research Group, Earth & Environmental Sciences, on the diagnostic approaches to the identification of environmental models based on data and system signatures.

Everyone is welcome. Coffee will be provided.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 — 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
blue drinks

All members of the public and campus community interested in talking about all things water are invited to join the Students of the Water Institute, Graduate Section (SWIGS) for Blue Drinks.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 — 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM EDT
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We are pleased to announce that the Canadian Water Network (CWN) has developed a Knowledge Mobilization (KM) training program, and will be offering that program to Water Institute members in a 1-day workshop. 

The workshop will be held on May 25 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the Waterloo main campus, and will consist of four training modules which are detailed below. 

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