Events - 2018

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 — 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

Dr. Claudia Wagner-Riddle from the University of Guelph will be presenting a talk as part of the Ecohydrology Seminar Series on May 29th.

Agricultural soils are a significant anthropogenic source of nitrous oxide (N2O), a trace gas that contributes to the enhanced greenhouse effect and stratospheric ozone destruction. The complex interplay of microbiological processes and soil conditions regulates N2O dynamics in the soil profile, and when N2O is released from the soil surface. 

Monday, May 28, 2018 — 11:00 AM to 8:30 PM EDT
menstrual hygiene day banner

In partnership with the Water Institute, HeForShe and the Applied Health Sciences Endowment Fund, the University of Waterloo celebrates Menstrual Hygiene Day (MH Day).

The global platform brings together non-profits, government agencies, the private sector, the media and individuals to promote Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM).

Friday, May 25, 2018 — 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

The University of Waterloo will host a Global Water Futures (GWF) meeting on campus on Friday, May 25, 2018. The purpose of this meeting is to introduce GWF projects to the Waterloo community and provide an opportunity for networking. The second half of the meeting will consist of a workshop for graduate students to provide tools to help them better communicate their research. 

If you're interested in attending, please email Allie Dusome at the Water Institute ( 

Thursday, May 24, 2018 — 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM EDT
Water Institute Water Talks

As part of the Water Institute's WaterTalks lecture series, Ryan Walter, assistant professor in the Physics Department at California Polytechnic State University, presents, "What lies beneath: Internal waves in the nearshore coastal environment."

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 — 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT
trenchless technology road shows

Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE) provides designers and engineers with the tools to determine how the existing infrastructure will be affected by a project so they can make adjustments and plan ahead to minimize impacts. This workshop will give an overview of SUE tools, techniques and applications. It will discuss CI/ASCE 38-02: Standard Guidelines for the Collection and Depiction of Existing Subsurface Utility Data published in 2003.  The standard is the backbone for the practice of SUE.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 — 7:45 AM to 5:00 PM EDT
trenchless technology road shows

This workshop will present various types of watermain lining systems to address hydraulic, water quality and structural issues. The industry’s leading experts will discuss strategies to develop highly cost-effective renovation programs for water distribution system. Recent advancements in watermain renovation using polyurea lining systems will be presented. The workshop emphasis will be on the planning, process, design, and QA/QC to ensure successful completion of renovation projects using cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) system.

Monday, May 7, 2018 — 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM EDT
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The University of Waterloo is proud to announce that it is the host institution for the newly created Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) of Canada.

To celebrate the launch of SDSN Canada, we are hosting a keynote lecture by Professor Jeffrey Sachs, Special Advisor to United Nations on the Sustainable Development Goals.

Saturday, May 5, 2018 — 11:00 AM to Sunday, June 24, 2018 — 8:00 AM EDT
THEMUSEUM, the Water Institute, Clean Water Here

A global photography exhibit created by Clean Water Here and, and in partnership with the University of Waterloo’s Water Institute, is coming to THEMUSEUM in Kitchener this spring.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 — 2:00 PM EDT
Ecohydrology research group

Understanding the Effects of Phosphorus Concentration Dynamics on Benthic Primary Production using Artificial Stream Experiments

As part of Ecohydrology's seminar series, Dr. Adam Gordon Yates from Western University will be presenting, "Understanding the Effects of Phosphorus Concentration Dynamics on Benthic Primary Production using Artificial Stream Experiments."

Coffee will be provided. 

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 — 9:00 AM to Wednesday, May 2, 2018 — 5:00 PM EDT
Blue Cities 2018

Smarter Water Management Decisions

Monday, April 30, 2018 — 7:30 AM to Tuesday, May 1, 2018 — 5:00 PM EDT
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OCE Discovery attendees: Join us at the "Made in Waterloo" exhibitor booth where Water Institute, University of Waterloo and other Waterloo Region innovators will showcase their research and technologies. Watch for Water Institute member Vassili Karanassios, on May 1 from 12-1, who will demo his instrumentation for on-site (e.g. lakeshore) elemental analysis of water samples.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 — 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM EDT
Water Institute Water Talks

As part of the Water Institute's WaterTalks lecture series, Sharon Megdal, Director of The University of Arizona Water Resources Research Center, presents, "Groundwater governance and management research: Connecting researchers and practitioners."

Light refreshments will be provided.

Register today

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 — 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
Want to launch a tech start up?

Join us on April 3, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. in RCH 306 for food, drinks and information about AquaHacking 2018. Meet last year's winners, learn about the competition and this year's format, and meet like-minded individuals. 

Register today!

Thursday, March 29, 2018 — 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM EDT
Water Institute Water Talks

As part of the Water Institute's WaterTalks lecture series, Jay Austin, professor and department head in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at University of Minnesota Duluth, presents, "Winter Conditions, Ice, and Climate Change on Lake Superior."

Light refreshments will be provided.

Register today

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 — 7:30 PM EDT
deep diver underwater

As part of the Centre in the Square's National Geographic Live series, Kenny Broad – National Geographic’s Explorer of the Year for 2011 – will present, "Extreme Cave Diving: Exploring the Bahamas' Blue Holes."

Friday, March 23, 2018 — 2:00 PM EDT

Alpine Hydrogeology: The Critical Role of Groundwater in Sourcing the Headwaters of the World

Professor Masaki Hayashi
Department of Geoscience, University of Calgary
Canada Research Chair in Physical Hydrology

Everyone welcome - refreshments served.

Thursday, March 22, 2018 — 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Region of Waterloo Museum building

Join three of our Water Institute members at the Waterloo Region Museum for a special presentation and roundtable discussion about climate change in the Region of Waterloo and across the globe.

Thursday, March 22, 2018 — 9:00 AM EDT
World Water Day Logo

The annual UN World Water Day in Waterloo is on March 22, 2017. This year's theme is Nature for Water,  exploring how we can use nature to overcome the water challenges of the 21st century.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 — 2:00 PM EDT

Coastal eutrophication in the lower Great Lakes – amelioration of nuisance blooms of benthic algae may be more challenging than we think

Coffee will be provided. 

Thursday, March 8, 2018 — 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST

Daniel McLaughlin, an assistant professor in Virginia Tech's Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation, will be presenting a WaterTalk on "Wetland Water Storage: Drivers and Functions at Varying Spatial Scales."

Register today.

Friday, March 2, 2018 — 2:00 PM EST

As part of the Waterloo's Ecohydrology Research Groups' Seminar Series, Dr. Lori Phillips, Research Scientist-Microbial Ecology in the Science & Technology Branch of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada presents, "Linking agricultural management to microbial ecosystem processes."

Thursday, February 22, 2018 — 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM EST
Water Institute Water Talks

As part of the Water Institute's WaterTalks lecture series, Emily Stanley, professor in the Department of Integrative Biology and Center for Limnology at the University of Wisconsin Madison, presents, "Aquatic Methane at Small and Large Scales ."

Light refreshments will be provided.

Register today

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 — 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM EST

Join us on February 14, as Piet Klop, Senior Investment Advisor, PGGM Investments in the Netherlands presents, "Water-Related Risks and Opportunities: An Institutional Investor’s Perspective."

Coffee and light refreshments will be provided. 

Please register

Friday, February 2, 2018 — 12:30 PM to 8:00 PM EST
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Join the Ecohydrology Research Group on Friday, February 2, 2018 for the research symposium and public lecture held in celebration of World Wetlands Day!

Research Symposium 
  • Presentations from local researchers 

  • 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) presentations

Thursday, January 11, 2018 — 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM EST
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As part of the Water Institute's WaterTalks lecture series, Barbara Sherwood Lollar, University Professor in Earth Sciences at the University of Toronto, presents, "Exploration of the Earth’s Deep Hydrogeosphere and Subsurface Microbial Life."

Light refreshments will be provided.


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