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Thursday, April 18, 2019

PhD student addresses drinking water security challenges related to natural disturbances

Photo of Tyler Hampton in the field

Tyler Hampton in the midst of field research, Augusta Creek, Michigan.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Report identifies cost-effective ways homeowners can protect themselves from the top climate change cost in Canada – basement flooding

standing in flooded basement

With the right information and often for less than $250, homeowners can protect themselves from the increasing risks of basement floods, according to a report from the University of Waterloo.

Monday, April 15, 2019

Water Institute member Blair Feltmate is part of a new Canadian climate change research group

Water Institute Members in the Media

Water Institute member Blair Feltmate, professor in Waterloo's School of Environment, Enterprise and Development and the head of the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation at the University of Waterloo, is part of a new Pan-Canadian Expert Collaboration team on climate change, green energy, and adaptation. 

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Our Soils Get Colder – Will this Affect Plant Growth and Water Quality?

Trail near Banff Alberta October 2018

Authored by: Water Institute member, Fereidoun Rezanezhad, Assistant Professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Waterloo and Principal Investigator in the Global Water Futures project, Winter Soil Processes in Transition.

Monday, April 8, 2019

Water Institute members collaborate and win 'Best Paper' of 2018 in ES&T Letters

Janusz Pawliszyn, Mark Servos

Professor Janusz Pawliszyn, Professor Mark Servos

Monday, April 8, 2019

'It probably will have doubled:' Swift action needed to protect infrastructure against rising seas, Water Institute members say

Water Institute in the media

Water Institute member Blair Feltmate points to the study's predictions for quadrupling of flooding along the Halifax waterfront as sea levels rise 20 centimetres over current levels by mid century.

Feltmate, head of the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation at the University of Waterloo, said in an interview Friday that projections of 75 centimetres to one metre of relative sea level rise for the East Coast by the end of the century are “a wake up call and a call to arms.”

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

'Get used to being disrupted': Expert warns of the financial implications of climate change

Water Institute in the media

Antiquated city infrastructure not built to withstand changing climate, says Water Institute member Jason Thistlethwaite.

Canada's warming temperatures will result in more expensive and less comfortable city living, an environment and business expert warns.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

University of Waterloo among top schools in the world for social and economic impact

The University of Waterloo has been recognized for its social and economic impact related to its United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) commitments.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Canada warming at twice the global rate, leaked report finds

Water Institute in the media

Earth is warming. The vast majority of climate scientists have spent many years warning the public of that reality and the dangers it poses for life on our fragile planet.

Now, there’s evidence that Canada will experience the effects of climate change more severely than many other regions of the globe.

"Canada's climate has warmed and will warm further in the future, driven by human influence,” reads a new report commissioned by Environment and Climate Change Canada. “Both past and future warming in Canada is, on average, about double the magnitude of global warming.”

Water Institute member Blair Feltmate, Head of the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation, comments on the new report in an interview with CBC.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

TV meteorologists could play key role in climate change education

Canadian meteorologists who deliver the evening news are interested in educating Canadians about the increasing impacts of climate change.

A recent study from the University of Waterloo found that television weathercasters are increasingly interested in getting into climate change journalism, as opposed to just forecasting current conditions, but face a number of barriers to taking on the role.


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