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Monday, September 26, 2016

Canadian communities threatened by climate change, Blair Feltmate of School of Environment, Enterprise and Development comments

CBC Radio interviewed water experts to comment on five Canadian communities threatened by climate change, among those interviewed was Blair Feltmate, of the School of Environment, Enterprise and Development.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Wetland strategy fraught with risks, op-ed by Earth and Environmental Sciences professor Barry Warner

The Waterloo Chronicle and the Waterloo Region Record published an op-ed by Water Institute member and Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences Professor Barry Warner.

Warner studies the dynamics of natural, restored, and created wetlands using a variety of ecological and paleoecological indicators. These methods are used to study wetland ecosystems across a variety of spatial scales and temporal scales.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Oilsands wetland reclamation, Geography and Environmental Management prof comments

The Edmonton Journal and the Waterloo Region Record recently featured a story on the challenges of reclaiming open-pit mines that were once wetlands. The story includes comments by Water Institute member and Department of Geography and Environmental Management Professor Jonathan Price.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Three Water Institute members receive over $500,000 for social science and humanities research

Congratulations to Water Institute members Prateep Nayak, Derek Armitage and Olaf Weber, three of 29 Waterloo researchers to recently receive a combined total of $5.7 million from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).

Insight Development Grant

  • Prateep Nayak (School of Environment, Enterprise and Development): Social-Ecological Regime Shifts (SERS) and Governance in Coastal-Marine Systems ($74,990)

Insight Grants

Monday, September 12, 2016

Collaborative Water Program students learn interdisciplinary concepts on Grand River Watershed field course

This past week, WATER 602 (Integrated Water Project) students — a group of almost 50 graduate students — explored the Grand River watershed, examining landscapes, infrastructure and conditions from an interdisciplinary perspective.