Monday, January 20, 2020

Douglas Wright Engineer-in-Residence for Winter 2020

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering has introduced the Engineer-in-Residence initiative, and is very proud to announce the inaugural Douglas Wright Engineer-in-Residence will be current Water Institute External Advisory Board member Mike Murray, M. Eng., P, Eng. Chief Administrative Officer for the Region of Waterloo. Read more about the new program here.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Water Institute welcomes new Collaborative Water Program Director and cohort

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Nandita Basu, incoming Director of the Collaborative Water Program, welcomes WATER 601 students.

Monday, January 6, 2020

Water Institute welcomes Professor Helen Jarvie

The Water Institute is delighted to announce that Helen Jarvie has joined the Department of Geography and Environmental Management as a full professor. She is one of the three new senior Water Institute Professors, hired as part of the University of Waterloo’s longer term commitment to strategic capacity building in the domain of water.

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Water Institute member receives China’s top award for foreign experts

Water Institute member Keith Hipel, a systems design engineering professor, was recognized with the 2019 China Friendship Award this fall.

The honour is China’s highest recognition bestowed upon foreign experts for “their important contributions to the promotion of China's modernization, friendly exchanges and mutually beneficial cooperation between China and foreign countries.”

Hipel has visited China on many occasions as a foreign expert since 1982.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Water Institute joins the Global Peatlands Initiative

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The Water Institute is delighted to announce that it has recently become a member of the Global Peatlands Initiative (GPI).

Monday, December 9, 2019

Ecohydrology Research Symposium honours the impact of Philippe Van Cappellen

The University of Waterloo’s Ecohydrology Research Group hosted a special Research Symposium on December 6th to celebrate the 6oth birthday of Philippe Van Cappellen. The symposium was attended by colleagues and students, past and present, many of whom travelled to Waterloo from overseas.  

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Winter WaterTalks announced

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The Water Institute is pleased to announce its Winter 2020 WaterTalks lineup.
Reserve these dates in your calendar, so as not to miss any of our world-class talks.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Breaking down water contaminants using nanotechnology

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Dr. Frank Gu, former Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering is featured in the latest issue of the Ontario Water Consortium “From Lab Bench to Marketplace” series. Dr.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Water Institute welcomes new members

We have been fortunate over the past several months to have some amazing new talent join the University of Waterloo and The Water Institute. A sincere welcome and we look forward to opportunities to collaborate!


Grant Gunn

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