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Tuesday, October 18, 2016 7:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Another Drop Lecture Series: Payments for Watershed Services by Roy Brouwer

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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.

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!

Register for the mixer

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.

The Institute for Polymer Research is hosting a seminar by Nicolas Kalogerakis, a professor of biochemical engineering and vice-president of the University Council at the Technical University of Crete in Greece. Professor Kalogerakis is presenting, "Bio-degradation of plastic debris in the marine environment: Any hope for clean oceans?"

Monday, June 19, 2017 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Linking Eawag’s Research to Policy and Practice

As part of the Water Institute's WaterTalks lecture series, Janet Hering, director of the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science & Technology (Eawag) and professor at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne presents, "Linking Eawag’s Research to Policy and Practice."

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. 

In this Water Institute seminar, professor Sascha Oswald from the University of  Potsdam's Institute of Earth and Environmental Sciences presents, "Detailed monitoring of microplastic particles in an urban water course facilitated by a novel, powerful detection method - an approach for identifying dynamic inputs of microplastics."

Coffee and refreshments will be provided. 

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, September 15, 2017 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Emerging outcomes from a cross-disciplinary doctoral programme on water resource systems

As part of the Water Institute WaterTalks lecture series, with Günter Blöschl, head of the Institute of Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources Management and professor of Hydrology and Water Resources at Vienna University of Technology, will be presenting "Emerging outcomes from a cross-disciplinary doctoral programme on water resource systems."