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Thursday, January 26, 2017

Homeowners ill-informed about flood compensation, Blair Feltmate head of Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation comments

CBC News recently featured a story on the lack of awareness among Canadian homeowners about flood compensation. An internal poll commissioned for Public Safety Canada, revealed that 40 per cent of respondents believe the federal government will provide compensation to homeowners if there's major overland flooding.

The story includes comments by Water Institute member Blair Feltmate, of the School of Environment, Enterprise and Development. 

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Waterloo speakers to shake up Nature Unleashed Dialogue Series

Jean Andrey

Kicking off the Nature Unleashed: Inside Natural Disasters dialogues on Sunday, the University of Waterloo’s research strengths in climate change, natural disasters and flood mitigation were highlighted by Jean Andrey, dean of the Faculty of Environment, during her opening remarks at the launch event.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Wastewater treatment upgrades result in major reduction of intersex fish

Kitchener wastewater treatment plant

Upgrades to a wastewater treatment plant along Ontario’s Grand River, led to a 70 per cent drop of intersex fish within one year and a full recovery of the fish population within three years, according to researchers at the University of Waterloo.

Aerial photo of the Kitchener Wastewater Treatment Plant in 2016 (Credit: Region of Waterloo).

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

In the media — Water bottling is a sideshow: bigger issues need to be addressed

Rob de Loe near water

As Ontario reviews water-taking permit charges for bottled water companies like Nestlé, Water Institute member Rob de Loë urges us to think beyond the bottle.