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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

William Taylor honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award

WIlliam D Taylor

The International Association for Great Lakes Research (IAGLR) honoured Water Institute member William D. Taylor on Tuesday with its 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award. Presented at IAGLR’s 61st Annual Conference on Great Lakes Research, the award recognizes important and continued contributions to the field of Great Lakes research over a period of 20 years or more.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Water students receive Faculty of Science awards

Faculty of Science

Three Collaborative Water Program students from the Faculty of Science are being honoured as recipients of the W.B. Pearson Medal and the Dean of Science Award.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Climate change accelerating rising sea levels

Nansen Ice Shelf

A new study from the University of Waterloo discovered that rising sea levels could be accelerated by vulnerable ice shelves in the Antarctic.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Water experts mobilize in Toronto to discuss water security

Water on rocks

There are 700 million people in 43 countries currently suffering from water scarcity. By 2025, 1.8 billion people are expected to be living in countries or regions with absolute water scarcity.

On June 17-20, Water Institute members and water experts from around the world are gathering in Toronto to discuss issues of water security at the First International Conference on Water Security.

Monday, June 11, 2018

Ocean and coastal sustainability - Derek Armitage on World Oceans Day

beach waves

by Derek Armitage

On June 8, another World's Oceans Day (WOD) came and went without a lot of fanfare. Even so, WOD’s a good reminder that Canada is an ocean nation. That might seem pretty abstract at times for those of us living in southern Ontario. With three oceans (*can you name them?) and the world’s longest coast — all 244,000 beautiful kilometres of coast — we owe it to ourselves to pay more attention to 'life below water'.

Monday, June 11, 2018

Chronic stress and lost time from work – report shows basement flooding is worse than thought


A new study has calculated the lost time from work and the mental health impacts resulting from basement flooding.

Of all extreme weather events in Canada, flooding is currently the costliest, causing millions of dollars in property damage. Nonetheless, the impact of basement flooding on time off work and the mental health of impacted homeowners has barely been explored, until now.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Outstanding performance award winners named

Congratulations to the 11 Water Institute members who are recipients of the 2017 Outstanding Performance Awards announced by Vice-President, Academic and Provost George Dixon.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Global Water Futures meeting mobilizes Waterloo researchers tackling climate change

Global Water Futures Waterloo meeting

Last week, the Water Institute gathered University of Waterloo researchers involved in the Global Water Futures (GWF) project for a university-wide meeting to share updates and meet new members of the GWF core team.

Friday, May 25, 2018

Waterloo Menstrual Hygiene Day opens up dialogue on global sanitation and hygiene crisis

woman with wash buckets

By Ana Jung, the Water Institute

Maintaining personal hygiene is important in leading a healthy life. For women, this is of particular importance during menstruation. However, many women around the world face barriers in menstrual hygiene management including knowledge, attitudes and practices and lack of water and sanitation/hygiene facilities.  

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