Friday, August 9, 2019

From its origin in Waterloo in 1993, the International Conference on Water Resources and Environment Research (ICWRER) has expanded its reach across the globe

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Hohai University, China’s foremost university in water and the environment, recently hosted the 8th International Conference on Water Resources and Environment Research (ICWRER 2019). From June 14th to 18th, over 300 delegates, including over 70 international attendees from 13 countries, visited Hohai University in Nanjing, China, to participate in the conference.

Friday, August 9, 2019

DFO invests in University of Waterloo mercury study in Frobisher Bay

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Water Institute members from the Department of Biology, Professors Michael Power and Heidi Swanson received important financial support for their study that examines mercury contamination in Arctic char in Frobisher Bay. The funding was announced last week when Jonathan Wilkinson, Canada’s minister for fisheries and oceans and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited Nunavut.

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Blame climate change for record water levels in the Great Lakes

Blair Feltmate

Climate change is a deciding factor in record high water levels in the Great Lakes being higher than ever before, as Water Institute member and head of the Intact Centre on Climate AdaptationBlair Feltmate discussed with Ben Mulroney, co-host of CTV’s Your Morning yesterday.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Compelling op-ed co-authored by Professors Rebecca Rooney and David Schindler urges Canada to work with Indigenous Peoples to protect biodiversity of lands and oceans

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Compelling op-ed co-authored by Water Institute member Prof. Rebecca Rooney from the Department of Biology and Prof. Emeritus David Schindler, University of Alberta, urges

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Prof. Christine Dow on melting ice sheets in Greenland

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Water Institute member Christine Dow, professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Management and Canada Research Chair in Glacier Hydrology and Ice Dynamics gave an interview yesterday to CBC Radio One 860AM.

Monday, July 22, 2019

The sea is consuming Jakarta, and its people aren't insured

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JAKARTA IS SINKING, and at the worst possible time. As sea levels creep higher, the coastal megalopolis continues to pump too much water from its underlying aquifers, causing the land to collapse by almost a foot a year in some places.

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Water Institute Executive Director awarded SSHRC funding for “Payments for wetland ecosystem services as a nature-based solution to sustainably manage urbanized watersheds" project

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Roy Brouwer, Executive Director of the Water Institute and Professor of Economics, has been awarded a new Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Partnership Development Grant. The funding was recently announced by the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport, and will support

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Water Institute researcher awarded funds to study antimicrobial resistance

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Water Institute member and Professor in the Department of Biology, Brian Dixon has received a $2.1 million grant to help address the emerging global threat of antimicrobial resistance.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Luxury bottled water is absurd – so why is it so popular?

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People pay top dollar for ‘premium’ brands indistinguishable in blind taste tests from tap water – is it about status, wellness or something more fundamental?

Last year, judges at the 28th International Berkeley Springs WaterTasting competition deemed the best bottled water in the world to be an Australian brand “infused with the sound frequencies of love, the moon, and light spectrums of the rainbow”.

Monday, July 15, 2019

AI could better predict climate change impacts, some experts believe

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Artificial Intelligence is used to track patterns that could help tackle climate change challenges

All signs point toward a future affected by climate change. 

From higher temperatures to droughts and more extreme weather, experts are searching for ways to sustain our growing population, as well as our planet. 

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