Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Canadian Water Network convenes coalition for wastewater-based surveillance of COVID-19

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Canadian Water Network (CWN) is spearheading a national collaboration of researchers, public health organizations and governments with the shared goal of advancing Canada’s ability to support decision-making for public health protection and surveillance in the face of COVID-19.

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Year-end message from graduate water students group chair

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To the Students of the Water Institute Graduate Section (SWIGS) community,

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Q and A with the experts: explaining the surface transmission of COVID-19

by Waterloo News

Many COVID-19 cases have been reported through community transmission, with 81 per cent of COVID-19 cases in Canada likely spreading this way. 

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Water Institute member's climate-change research finds accelerated water loss in peatlands intensifying fires and global warming

A group of 59 international scientists, including Water Institute member Rich Petrone of the Department of Geography and Environmental Management, and led by researchers at Canada’s McMaster University, uncovered new information about the distinct effects of climate change on boreal forests and peatlands, which threaten to worsen wildfires and accelerate global warming.

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Webinar explores how academic research is used to support decision-making

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Have you ever wondered how the research developed within academic institutions influences decision-making? When it comes to water, there are many examples of how university-based research and discovery can be applied to help water managers make science-based decisions within their respective organizations.

Monday, May 4, 2020

A virtual welcome to new Water Institute members

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Four new members have joined the Water Institute over the past few months, and although there are no current in-person events to help celebrate and welcome new talent to the Institute, we could not let the announcement slip beneath the radar.

It’s nice to have you onboard remotely, and we look forward to opportunities to collaborate!

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Water Institute partners with EU H2020 PRORISK Environmental Risk Assessment Network

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The Water Institute is pleased to announce that it is an official partner in a new project which has received funding for five years. The European Union’s PRORISK project to train professionals in integrated environmental risk assessment, linked to ecosystems and ecosystem services, received funding for the coming five years and had its virtual kick-off meeting this April.

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Water Institute seed grant recipients announced

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The Water Institute is pleased to announce that four research teams have been awarded funding in its Spring 2020 seed grant competition. The Water Institute’s seed grant program was initiated in 2014 to stimulate interdisciplinary collaboration, international partnerships, and to encourage the development of research proposals that tackle increasingly complex global water issues.

This year’s seed grant projects include a diverse selection of inspiring and exciting initiatives:

Initiating the Canadian Tree-Talker Network

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

New online water economics seminar series launched

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The editors of two leading international water economics journals, Water Resources and Economics and Water Economics and Policy, have joined forces to launch a new online seminar series named SWELL.

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