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Monday, May 25, 2015

Flood Preparedness Report Assesses 15 Canadian Cities

A report released by The Co-operators and co-authored by Water Institute member Blair Feltmate, School of Environment, Enterprise and Development, examined the flood preparedness of 15 major Canadian cities. The report, Preparedness of Fifteen Canadian Cities to Limit Flood Damage, documents the level of preparedness of the 15 cities to limit potential flood damage relative to current (2015) and anticipated (2030) high intensity and duration precipitation events. Each city was assessed on 16 factors that could reduce the risk of severe flood damage.
Thursday, May 21, 2015

Water Institute Researchers Participate in Workships in China

The University of Waterloo’s Water Institute is embarking on a two week mission to China to identify opportunities to expand collaboration with Chinese partner institutions recognized for excellence in water research and education.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Water featured in Research2Reality Campaign

A new social media and television campaign by Research2Reality that celebrates the success of science research and demonstrates its impacts on people’s daily lives was launched in May. Water Institute member Philippe Van Cappellen, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, appears in a video titled All Life on Earth Depends on Waterand is also featured in an interview discussing access to clean water and balancing the need for clean water for humans and for natural ecosystems.