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Wednesday, June 21, 2017 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

AquaHacking 2017 semi-final pitch competition

Attend the AquaHacking semi-finals 

Join us on June 21, from 5-9 p.m. at the Centre for International Governance Innovation as aspiring water entrepreneurs pitch their solutions to problems facing Lake Erie. The five winning teams of the semi-finals will move on to compete in the final competition on September 13, 2017, where there's $75,000 in prize money available, in addition to access to local accelerators and mentors for winning teams. 

The second International Conference on Amphibious Architecture, Design and Engineering 2017 (ICAADE) will unite academics, practitioners, professionals and policymakers from in the exchange of knowledge on amphibious flood mitigation strategies, inviting collaboration among researchers, business, institutions and governments around the world. Flood mitigation and climate change adaptation will require the development of new housing types and retrofit strategies in order to maintain community integrity in populated regions where flooding is expected to increase.

Sunday, September 10, 2017 9:00 am - Wednesday, September 13, 2017 5:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

The Role of Water Technology Innovation in the Blue Economy — Elsevier's fourth water research conference

We are pleased to announce that the Water Institute will host Elsevier's renowned annual Water Research Conference. Welcoming water colleagues from around the world, the conference will focus on the role of water technology innovation in the blue economy.

Register, submit abstracts, and find out more on the official event page.

Monday, September 11, 2017 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

The Water Institute RBC Distinguished Lecture 2017 Quentin Grafton

The 2017 Water Institute RBC distinguished lecturer, Quentin Grafton, will present Innovation, Incentives and Infrastructure in the Blue Economy as part of  Elsevier's fourth International Water Research Conference, hosted by the Water Institute. 

Friday, October 27, 2017 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Global Assessment of Payments for Watershed Services with Roy Brouwer

As part of the Office of Research's Research Talks series, executive director of the Water Institute and professor of Economics, Roy Brouwer, will present, "Global Assessment of Payments for Watershed Services with Roy Brouwer."

More information

Who pays for the water quality and supply, biodiversity, and carbon storage provided by forests, wetlands, and grasslands?

Monday, October 30, 2017 8:00 am - Friday, November 3, 2017 9:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

McMaster Water Week 2017

McMaster Water Week is a celebration of water and water-related research at McMaster University. The McMaster Water Network is organizing several events throughout the week including a keynote lecture, documentary screening, career night, and a student research showcase. All events are free and open to the public. 

Register today

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 3:30 pm - 3:30 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Global Institute for Water Security Distinguished Lecture Series featuring Roy Brouwer

As part of the University of Saskatchewan's Global Institute for Water Security Distinguished Lecture Series, the Water Institute's executive director and professor of economics, Roy Brouwer, will present, "Integrating Economics into Water Policy and Decision-Making." This lecture is part of aweekly seminar series featuring top water experts from around the world. 

Friday, February 2, 2018 12:30 pm - 8:00 pm EST (GMT -05:00)

World Wetlands Day 2018

World Wetlands Day 2018 LogoJoin 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

Monday, June 4, 2018 8:01 am - Saturday, June 9, 2018 4:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Principles of Hydrologic Modelling - short course

This course addresses the development of computational models of watershed hydrology in support of water resources management and scientific investigation. The full model development and application cycle is considered: pre-processing, understanding, and generating input forcing data; system discretization and algorithms for simulating hydrologic processes; parameter estimation; and interpreting model output in the context of often significant system uncertainty.

Monday, June 4, 2018 9:00 am - Wednesday, June 6, 2018 9:00 am EDT (GMT -04:00)

Global Water Futures Open Science Meeting

This will be the first annual general meeting of the Global Water Futures (GWF) program. Plenaries, project reporting, posters, student events, breakout sessions, and other important GWF initiatives will take place during this time. 

The primary purpose of the GWF inaugural Annual Science Meeting is to provide an opportunity for all GWF researchers and affiliated highly-qualified personnel to gather and share their scientific findings and other relevant activities and outcomes with GWF community and users/stakeholders.