News archive - 2014

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Technion Israel Institute of Technology's Grand Water Research Institute visits Waterloo

In March 2014, the University of Waterloo and Technion Israel Institute of Technology signed a cooperation agreement to facilitate technology transfer and to provide commercialization opportunities to students and faculty in the areas of quantum information science, nanotechnology and water.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Graduate Scholarships in Water Research - Competition Now Open

The Water Institute is pleased to announce that the AECOM Graduate Scholarship in Water Research and the Golder Associates Graduate Scholarship in Water Research are being offered this fall to graduate students conducting water research. Each scholarship is valued at $5,000. Only one application package is needed to be considered for both scholarships. 
Tuesday, September 9, 2014

CATT's Municipal Buried Infrastructure Survey

The Centre for Advancement of Trenchless Technology (CATT) is pleased to publish the results of the first Canadian Buried Infrastructure Survey. The survey highlights the critical issues for municipal water, wastewater and storm water buried infrastructure. It also sheds light on the mechanisms that municipalities contemplate to address budgetary shortfalls. Furthermore, the customers’ satisfaction levels for trenchless service providers are reported.
Thursday, July 17, 2014

Graduate Student Opportunity - hillslope/catchment field research

There are graduate research opportunities (M.Sc. or Ph.D.) available for 2-3 excellent, highly motivated, student candidates interested in plot/hillslope/catchment field research on:
1. Erosional processes linking soil mobilization with sediment transport and fate in streams associated with forest harvesting activity including roads/linear disturbances in mountainous landscapes. 
2. Effects of forest harvestingon evaporatranspiration and soil moisture dynamics in mountain forest environments. 
Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Ric Soulis to Characterize Road Hydrology

Ric Soulis, Water Institute member and Professor in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, was awarded a $140,000-two-year contract by the Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) to develop improved means of determining the hydrologic characteristics of a site. 
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