News archive - October 2013

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Water Institute hosts delegation from the Mekong River Commission

A delegation of 20 representatives from the four member countries of the Mekong River Commission visited the University of Waterloo, meeting with Water Institute members and guests. The group is on a study tour in Canada with particular interest in transboundary situations and water quality monitoring research.
Friday, October 18, 2013

Biology Graduate Students Capture Awards at Aquatic Toxicology Workshop

Two uWaterloo graduate students in biology were winners in the Platform category at the Aquatic Toxicology Workshop 2013 held October 6-9, 2013 in Moncton, NB.
Lesley Milne placed first with her presentation titled: Using non-linear models to predict the chronic toxicity of cobalt to Hyalella azteca under different water chemistry conditions.
Jessica Leung placed third with her presentation: Different responses in toxicology testing among two members of the Hyalella azteca species complex.
Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Request for Proposals: Water Institute-Sponsored Workshop/Symposium

As part of the Water Institute's primary objective of supporting interdisciplinary water research and education, the WI is pleased to offer financial assistance for the development of interdisciplinary water workshops or small symposia that support this objective. Two workshops or symposia, to occur during the Winter, Spring or Fall 2014 terms, will be provided with up to $15,000 each from this request for proposals.
Thursday, October 10, 2013

IWM Graduate Studies Program Information

A public information session regarding the new Integrated Water Management (IWM) Graduate Program was held October 9th. This collaborative program will be an extension to existing graduate degree programs in the participating departments. The purpose of the program is to supplement specialist training in the student's home department with the opportunity for a multidisciplinary experience for students so they will be better equipped to work effectively in multidiscplinary teams.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

The Water Institute Sponsors Children's Water Festivals

Kids playing with cups.
The Water Institute was pleased to provide funds to sponsor our local children's water festival (Waterloo-Wellington Children's Groundwater Festival) this past spring and two fall festivals this year. The Halton Children's Water Festival and Sault Ste. Marie Region Conservation Authority's Children's Source Water Festival both took place the last week of September.
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