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Friday, February 24, 2017

Three Water Institute members receive over $1.8 million for water-related research projects

Congratulations to Water Institute members Philippe Van Cappellen, Norman Zhou and Sherry Schiff, three of the five Waterloo researchers to recently receive a combined total of $3 million from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). 

The researchers and their water-related projects are:

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Water Institute signs Memorandum of Understanding with CRAES to advance research in water management

CRAES Signing

Yesterday, Waterloo’s Water Institute and the Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences (CRAES) signed a Memorandum of Understanding. The MOU formalizes the commitment to continue collaboration between China’s largest environmental research institute and the Water Institute in water management research, education and training.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Local solution to a global flooding problem

Water Institute member and architecture professor, Elizabeth English, is leading a team of Waterloo School of Architecture researchers who want to build a floating pavilion in a flood zone of the Grand River.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Qatar University and United Arab Emirates University partner with University of Waterloo to study fate and transport of petroleum pollutants in groundwater

Qatar Skyline

Four researchers from the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences are the co-recipients of a $672,000 USD grant from the Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) to study the fate of groundwater pollutants in arid regions.

The Waterloo team, all members of the Water Institute, are part of a consortium including researchers from Qatar University, United Arab Emirates University, Utrecht University, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, and Université Libre de Bruxelles.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Fort McMurray seeing big spike in water-treatment costs, Monica Emelko comments

CBC News recently featured a story on the rising cost of providing clean drinking water to Fort McMurray after the 2016 wildfire. The city's water treatment plant is spending more on food-grade chemicals to remove burnt forest-floor ash that's flushing into the municipality's drinking water supply.

Water Institute member Monica Emelko has been working with the province and the municipality since day one to monitor the wildfire's impact on the Athabasca River.

The story includes an interview by Emelko an, Associate Professor in the department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and her team.