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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Water Institute members develop amphibious homes for marginalized and vulnerable populations in Vietnam

Twelve innovative projects will share a $10 million (USD) competition pool to tackle flooding in some of the world’s most vulnerable communities. The partnership between the Global Resilience Partnership (GRP) and Z Zurich Foundation of Zurich Insurance, will see grants of up to $1 million (USD) awarded to teams offering innovative solutions to issues affecting flood-prone communities in the Horn of Africa and South and Southeast Asia.

Monday, April 24, 2017

In the media: Chris Fletcher explains why higher temperatures increase the intensity of storms

TVO recently featured a story on the massive flooding in Windsor last year, and how catastrophic events like this are a sign of climate change. The science behind these ever-intensifying storms is more complex than it seems. TVO interviewed experts on climate change to help explain the science behind these events. 

The story includes comments by Water Institute member Chris Fletcher, of Geography and Environmental Management and the Interdisciplinary Centre on Climate Change.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Water Institute funds four interdisciplinary projects in latest Seed Grant competition

Global water issues are becoming increasingly complex and often require a collaborative approach across a breadth of disciplines. Facilitating collaboration and promoting innovation in interdisciplinary research is part of the Water Institute’s mission. One of the ways this is accomplished is through the Water Institute’s Seed Grant Program.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Six postdoctoral scientist positions in water science modelling available

Global Water Futures (GWF): Solutions to Water Threats in an Era of Global Change

The GWF program is a collaborative initiative between multiple Canadian universities and partner organizations funded through the Canada First Research Excellence Fund. GWF aims to deliver risk management solutions for water resources and services – informed by leading edge water science and supported by innovative decision-making tools – in Canada and throughout the cold regions of the world.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Researchers tackle water pollution from agriculture on a global scale

Three Water Institute members – Philippe Van Cappellen (earth and environmental sciences), Nandita Basu (earth and environmental sciences and civil and environmental engineering) and Roy Brouwer (economics) – will receive more than $550,000 to address persistent, long-term pollution created by excess fertilizers in the lakes, rivers and wetlands in several parts of the world.