Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Celebrating 10 Years of Service in the Water Institute!

This week we celebrate that Kevin Boehmer was appointed as the Water Institute’s Managing Director exactly 10 years ago. Kevin joined the University of Waterloo’s Water Institute on July 18, 2011.

Friday, July 16, 2021

Key challenges for drinking water security addressed by the forWater Network

The forWater Network, a pan-Canadian collaboration of researchers and industry partners, gathered for their annual general meeting (AGM) to discuss research progress after the fourth year of working together. There was a lot to discuss. Over the course of two days, the Network shared 22 research presentations, 26 student posters, 5 interactive discussions, and one collaborative brainstorming session.

Monday, July 12, 2021

Water Institute Announces 2021 Seed Grant Recipients

The Water Institute is pleased to announce that two research teams have been awarded funding in the recent 2021 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 diverse initiatives and collaborators: 

Supporting decisions about groundwater extraction for irrigation with modern economic risk assessments  

Thursday, July 8, 2021

Biology-Water graduate students chosen for Weston Family Awards in Northern Research

Congratulations to Laura Neary and Hannah Thibault who have been chosen as recipients of the 2021 Weston Family Awards in Northern Research

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

SWIGS announces 2021 Water and You art contest winners

This spring, the Students of the Water Institute Graduate Section, SWIGS, opened their 2021 Water and You art contest to students in grades 4 to 7 in schools in Waterloo Region. The goal of the contest was to provide students with an opportunity to learn about water-related issues while expressing their creativity by creating original artwork that directly relates to a current water issue here in Canada or globally. This year's theme was WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene). 

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Nandita Basu featured on CBC Quirks and Quarks radio show

Water Institute logo with Members in the Media across it.

Water Institute member Nandita Basu, a professor in the Departments of Earth and Environmental Sciences and Civil and Environmental Engineering, was featured on the June 26 airing of CBC's Quirks and Quarks radio show in the “Listener Question Show” edition, where they find the experts to answer the listeners' questions.  

Monday, June 28, 2021

Waterloo experts featured in Government of Canada’s new national report on climate change

Sector Impacts and Adaptation chapter of Canada in a Changing Climate: National Issues Report released on June 28th, 2021

Water Institute and Interdisciplinary Centre on Climate Change (IC3) members and Waterloo Professors Daniel Scott and Jason Thistlethwaite are contributing authors of the Sector Impacts and Adaptation chapter of the Canada in a Changing Climate: National Issues Report, released on June 28th, 2021 by the Government of Canada.

Saturday, June 26, 2021

Blair Feltmate shares basement flooding prevention tips

Water Institute logo with Members in the Media across it.

In light of heavy rain forecasted in the upcoming days, Water Institute member and Head of the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation, Blair Feltmate shared residential basement flood prevention tips with Kitchener Today.

Thursday, June 24, 2021

Water Institute researchers to study rapid COVID-19 testing on Waterloo campus

Professors Trevor Charles and Jozef Nissimov

As campus is beginning to open more widely, identifying asymptomatic COVID-19 cases becomes more important to help minimize the spread of the virus on campus. Water Institute researchers are looking to track the effectiveness of a non-invasive, saliva-based rapid test, while simultaneously testing asymptomatic individuals on campus. 

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