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Thursday, January 28, 2016 2:30 pm - 2:30 pm EST (GMT -05:00)

Water Institute WaterTalks Lecture by Sharachchandra Lélé

The Water Institute's 2015-16 WaterTalks Lecture Series continues with Dr. Sharachchandra Lélé, Senior Fellow, Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment, India. Dr. Lélé's WaterTalks lecture is titled: Bridging many divides: Building an interdisciplinary understanding of water issues in a developing country context.

Thursday, March 31, 2016 2:30 pm - 2:30 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Water Institute WaterTalks Lecture by Prabhakar Clement

The final of the 2015-16 Water Institute WaterTalks lecturers is Dr. Prabhakar Clement, Harold Vince Groome Professor of Environmental Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, Auburn University. Dr. Clement's lecture is titled: Worthiness of complex groundwater models for decision making - When should we say enough is enough?

Join us at the University of Waterloo in celebration of World Wetlands Day. On this annual international day of significance, wetlands groups across the globe commemorate the February 2, 1971 adoption of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands.

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017 (all day)

World Water Day 2017

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The eighth annual UN World Water Day in Waterloo is on March 22, 2017. This year's theme is wastewater, and the campaign ‘Why waste water?’ is about reducing and reusing wastewater. 

Co-hosted by the University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University, this event is a celebration of water which showcases water research at both universities. This year it will be hosted at Wilfrid Laurier. 

Renison University College will be hosting the annual, international Trinity Institute Conference on March 22-24, 2017. This year's livestream from New York City will focus on Water Justice.

Trinity Institute is a global conference held in New York City and webcast all over the world. With a sharp focus on the need for water justice initiatives in areas of access, droughts, pollution, rising tides, and flooding, Trinity Institute aims to offer actionable guidance surrounding these issues.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

AquaHacking information night and kick-off mixer

Join us on March 29, from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. in the Centre for Environmental and Information Technology (EIT) Atrium at the University of Waterloo for food, drinks and information about AquaHacking 2017. Learn about the competition, have your questions answered, learn about past winners and find out how you can be a part of this innovative movement!

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Saturday, April 8, 2017 10:00 am - Wednesday, June 21, 2017 6:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

AquaHacking 2017 challenge days at the University of Waterloo

About AquaHacking

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AquaHacking is a multi-stage hackathon with a focus on developing functional, marketable innovations to address Lake Erie’s water issues. Students with a passion for water, hackers, engineers, and other creative minds are invited to work together in teams over a 10 week period to develop technology that will positively impact Lake Erie.

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.