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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Water Institute members receive $590,000 for early career researchers and infrastructure

Five Water Institute faculty members will receive $590,000 from the provincial government to build Ontario's knowledge-based economy in Waterloo Region.

Kathryn McGarry, MPP for Cambridge, and Daiene Vernile, MPP for Kitchener Centre, made the announcement of the Early Researcher Awards (ERA) and Ontario Research Fund-Research Infrastructure (ORF-RI) awards today as part of an investment in Waterloo region worth $3.6 million.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Waterloo biologist explains the science behind Rio’s green pools

The green water of Rio’s outdoor Olympic pools has baffled athletes, organizers and spectators but not Waterloo Biologist Kirsten Müller. She is fairly certain that algae is the culprit.

Although low chlorine levels, minerals and copper can also cause water to look green, it’s the cloudy appearance of the water that suggests the presence of an algal biomass.

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Friday, August 12, 2016

Videos now viewable online from Ecohydrology Research Group Research Symposium

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Seven full-length videos are now available below that feature many of the guest speakers who presented at the Ecohydrology Research Group Research Symposium.

The research group, with support from the Water Institute, held a full-day research symposium on June 16, 2016, featuring coastal ecologists, watershed model developers, and environmental policy researchers from Europe and North America.