Events - November 2018

Thursday, November 29, 2018 — 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM EST

The Royal Society of Canada (RSC) offers a variety of prestigious medals and awards recognizing outstanding achievements of Canadian researchers. It is a responsibility of Fellows of the RSC to nominate candidates for these honours, and they are explicitly invited to do so every year.

Earlier this year, Water Institute member Keith Hipel, University Professor in Waterloo's Department of Systems Design Engineering, was awarded the Miroslaw Romanowski Medal for significant contributions to the resolution of scientific aspects of environmental problems or for important improvements to the quality of an ecosystem in all aspects — terrestrial, atmospheric and aqueous — brought about by scientific means.

On November 29, professor Hipel will deliver the Miroslaw Romanowski Lecture at the University of Waterloo: "Negotiations over Groundwater Contamination."

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 — 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EST

The Water Institute, University of Waterloo seeks 8 to 10 volunteers across different age groups (20+) living at least 10 years in the K-W area to participate in a study that focuses on public awareness and understanding of water quality in the Grand River. Participants must be staff members (no students or professors).

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 — 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM EST
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Freshwater fish provide diverse ecosystem services. Yet, freshwater fish and fisheries are not often a national or regional governance priority and as a result, freshwater fisheries are undervalued and largely overlooked. Due to lack of reliable data, freshwater fisheries have never been part of any high profile global fisheries assessment and are notably absent from the Sustainable Development Goals.

Thursday, November 15, 2018 — 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM EST
Where do you go to the toilet?

When nature calls…

…we need a toilet. But billions of people don’t have one.

To raise awareness about World Toilet Day on November 19, and the importance of Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG 6): to ensure availability and sustainable management of sanitation and water for all, the University of Waterloo's Geographies of Health in Place (GoHelP) lab, led by Susan Elliott, and the Water Institute will host a film screening of Toilet: A Love Story.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 — 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST
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In 2002, the Canadian Rivers Institute initiated its annual lecture series by conferring of an Honorary Doctoral Degree to Dr. H.B.N. Hynes.

Dr. H.B. Noel Hynes is the world’s most renowned freshwater biologist and a Distinguished Emeritus Professor at the University of Waterloo. Referred to as "the father of running water ecology", he has published extensively, including his definitive textbook on river ecology, The Ecology of Running Waters.

The Water Institute and Canadian Rivers Institute are co-hosting the 2018 Hynes Lecturer, Dr. Margaret A. Palmer, who will be presenting, "Restoration, watershed context, and biogeochemical processes: from streams to wetlands."

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 — 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM EST

The Nith Valley Ecoboosters are pleased to present an informative and timely talk featuring Blair Feltmate. 

Feltmate is Head of the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation and is a member of the Water Institute at the University of Waterloo. He has written textbooks on environmental science and sustainable development and is involved in the creation of several national climate adaptation Standards involving the National Research Council, Standards Council of Canada and the Canadian Standards Association. Feltmate is also Chair of the Federal Government of Canada Expert Panel on Climate Adaptation.

Thursday, November 1, 2018 — 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM EDT
Water Institute Water Talks

As part of the Water Institute's WaterTalks lecture series, Gregory Baird, President of The Water Finance Research Foundation, will present, "Perspectives on the Sustainable Water Infrastructure Challenge: Engineering, Technology or Financial Crisis."

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