News archive - July 2017

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Conserving wetlands could save Canadians millions in flood damage

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Leaving wetlands in their natural state could reduce the financial costs of flooding by nearly 40 per cent, according to a report from the University of Waterloo.

Researchers at Waterloo’s Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation found that avoiding wetland loss could lead to substantial savings for Canadian communities that experience flooding.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Position available for Postdoctoral researcher for Global Water Futures project

Researchers leading the Agricultural Water Futures in Canada: Stressors and Solutions, a newly funded Global Water Futures (GWF) project, are seeking a Postdoctoral Researcher (PDR) to provide social science research support.

Monday, July 10, 2017

The flooding and the damage done, Blair Feltmate comments

Water Institute members in the media

Heavy rainfall and record-setting water levels in the Great Lakes led to widespread flooding across Ontario this year. Now the waters are retreating, and soaked communities across the province are starting to count their losses. But how do you put a price on the damage?

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

PhD Biology position available for a Global Water Futures-funded environmental genomics project

The laboratories of Barb Katzenback and Paul Craig at the University of Waterloo, are seeking a PhD student for a Global Water Futures-funded environmental genomics research project: "Next generation solutions to ensure healthy water resources for future generations."

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Water Institute member Peter Huck comments on Canada's drinking water advisories

Water Institute members in the media

As Canada spends a half-billion dollars celebrating its 150th year since confederation, it appears more than 150 drinking water advisories still exist, most of them in First Nations communities.

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