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Friday, April 20, 2018

Derek Armitage honoured for excellence in graduate supervision

Derek Armitage

Water Institute member and professor in Waterloo's Faculty of Environment, Derek Armitage, is this year's winner of the 2017-2018 Award of Excellence in Graduate Supervision at the University of Waterloo.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Micropollutants, climate change, watershed models: Water Institute Seed Grants advance innovative interdisciplinary research

plant in water beaker

Four interdisciplinary teams led by University of Waterloo researchers are set to advance water research in creative, unconventional ways. New approaches to detect and manage micropollutants, techniques that predict the impacts of climate change on snow and lakes, and new modelling techniques will be explored through $69,000 in Water Institute seed grants.

Today, the Water Institute announced the winners of its most recent competition.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Fereidoun Rezanezhad represents Water Institute in meeting with China Research Academy of Environmental Sciences (CRAES)

Fereidoun Rezanezhad

Water Institute member Fereidoun Rezanezhad, assistant professor in Waterloo’s Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, attended a meeting in Beijing, China to discuss how to strengthen and develop collaborations in soil science environmental projects and technology between Water Institute members and the China Research Academy of Environmen

Monday, April 9, 2018

Water Institute member is evolving hydrological models for Canada's diverse landscapes

James Craig

For Water Institute member James Craig, surface water modelling started out as a side project.

Friday, April 6, 2018

In the Media: Parters for Action informs Windsor flood survey

Partners for Action director Shawna Peddle spoke to the CBC on the flood survey Windsor residents are being asked to take part in. In partnership with University of Waterloo researchers and the Red Cross, residents who have suffered the onslaught of floods in the area in recent years will be surveyed. The results will inform a national FloodSmart Canada campaign and provide insight into how to protect other Canadian communities from incurring similar damage.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

New Collaborative Water Program director shares his vision for Waterloo's interdisciplinary graduate program

Rob de Loe

Rob de Loë, Water Institute member and professor in Waterloo’s School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability, is the new director of Waterloo’s graduate Collaborative Water Program (CWP).

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Calling all entrepreneurs and environmentalists: AquaHacking is back at Waterloo

Want to launch a clean tech startup?


AquaHacking is a water-focused pitch competition that mobilizes interdisciplinary teams of entrepreneurs, environmentalists, engineers and other creative minds to develop a technology that solves the issues facing our Great Lakes.

Monday, March 26, 2018

Many environmental protection incentive programs around the world are poorly designed and ineffective

farm irrigation system

Incentive programs to encourage farmers and other landowners to protect the environment are key to conservation, but new research shows issues such as lack of enforcement undermine their effectiveness on a global scale.

Friday, March 23, 2018

Water Institute member assesses Ontario's flood risks

WI members in the media

Ontario has been ravaged by costly floods over the past year. Is extreme flooding becoming the new normal? And if so, are there ways to better flood-proof homes and cities?

Friday, March 23, 2018

Water Institute member joins expert panel on World Water Day

WI members in the media

Water Institute member and professor in Waterloo's School of Environment, Enterprise and Development, Larry Swatuk, joined fellow water experts on TVO's The Agenda, to discuss the many issues affecting Canada's lakes, rivers and oceans.

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