Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Water Institute hosts the Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

Field of Tulips

On May 13th, the Water Institute hosted the Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands along with representatives from Royal HaskoningDHV. Shortly following Dutch Heritage Day, marked on May 4th, we took the opportunity to celebrate the many connections we have with The Netherlands, one of Canada’s most significant trade, investment and innovation partners.

Monday, May 9, 2022

Impact Rankings 2022: Clean water and sanitation (SDG6) and Life below water (SDG14)

Impact rankings banner

The University of Waterloo has once again placed in the top 100 universities on the Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings 2022. This year, Waterloo moves up 46 spots on the list to number 53 overall.

Monday, May 9, 2022

Indigenous Black Engineering Technology PhD Project shortlisted for Robbins-Ollivier Award for Excellence in Equity nomination

University of Waterloo employees and students are invited to vote for one of three projects shortlisted for consideration for the Robbins-Ollivier Award for Excellence in Equity: 2022 Inaugural Competition.

Monday, May 2, 2022

Waterloo research collaboration recognized with $2.8 million Alliance grant from NSERC

This article originally published by the Faculty of Science.

As we move towards a greener future, nuclear power is considered a viable energy alternative because it does not produce greenhouse gases. However, its use has created a new problem: how should we safely store radioactive waste?

Monday, May 2, 2022

Alliance Grant funding supporting new research partnerships

Congratulations to six Water Institute researchers who have been awarded Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council’s (NSERC) Alliance Grant funding.

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Building on CATT's foundation


By Carol Truemner. This article was originally published on Waterloo News.

University centre's research to be advanced at new centre led by Waterloo grad  

Launched to assist the City of Waterloo with a disintegrating household pipe problem in the 1990s, the University’s Centre of Advancement of Trenchless Technologies (CATT) is closing its doors at the end of this month.

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Research snapshot: Bacterial communities in Calgary’s Glenmore Reservoir with an emphasis on cyanobacteria

Glenmore Reservoir

Researchers from the forWater Network continue to publish insights from four years of transdisciplinary research. This snapshot features the bacterial communities in Calgary’s drinking water reservoir providing insight to water treatment and monitoring options with regards to managing cyanobacteria and toxic algal blooms.

This research results from a transdisciplinary collaboration leveraging expertise from Biology, Civil and Environmental Engineering and the City of Calgary.

Monday, April 25, 2022

WaterSTP graduates win first and second award for Master’s thesis

Kelsey Kundert, Senior Project Process Engineer at the City of Calgary, and Nik Knezic, current PhD candidate at the University of Waterloo, won first and second place in the American Water Works Association Academic Achievement Awards for best Master’s thesis, respectively. This award is part of an international competition with theses submitted from around the globe.

Friday, April 22, 2022

Earth Day and the climate crisis

A University of Waterloo press release.

Many view the first Earth Day as the beginning of the modern environmental movement. Water Institute member Sarah Burch, Canada Research Chair in Sustainability Governance and Innovation, discusses its relevance more than 50 years on. She is the executive director of Waterloo's Interdisciplinary Centre on Climate Change and a lead author of the recently released report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the UN body that assesses the science related to our changing climate.  

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Join the 9th International Conference on Water Resources and Environment Research (ICWRER 2022)


The University of Central Florida, in Orlando, is set to host the 9th International Conference on Water Resources and Environment Research (ICWRER 2022) under the stellar leadership of Professor Ni-Bin Chang. From April 25th to 27th, many delegates from around the globe are expected to participate in the online conference with the theme: Bridging the gaps of interdisciplinary sustainability solutions for complex water and environmental systems.

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