News archive - August 2017

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Blair Feltmate talks to Global News about protecting Canadian homes after Hurricane Harvey's aftermath

water institute members in the media

Water Institute member Blair Feltmate, head of the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation, told Global news that many homeowners in Harvey’s path of destruction do not have flood insurance and when families return home they will be forced to pay out-of-pocket or take on more debt for the necessary repairs.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Researchers defining phosphorus movement in Ontario soils

researchers in farm field

Three short huts with solar panels on them sprout in Bob McIntosh’s wheat field near St. Marys, Ont.

Inside the huts are monitoring equipment that goes right to the tiles that systemically move water from his farm. His farm is one of six across Ontario with the monitoring equipment that allows University of Waterloo researchers to study how water, and especially the phosphorus in it, flows off of farms.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Blair Feltmate named chair of Government of Canada expert panel on adapting to climate change

Blair Feltmate

Taking action to adapt to climate change will help protect the health, well-being, and prosperity of Canadians and manage risks to communities, businesses, and ecosystems. Preparing for the effects of climate change before they happen will make our communities stronger and healthier for this generation and the next. That’s why the Government of Canada is making significant investments to help communities build their resilience to climate change as a key part of our plan to address climate change.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Innovation in the blue economy: An interview with professor Quentin Grafton

Quentin Grafton

 Quentin Grafton is a professor of economics and director of the Centre for Water Economics, Environment and Policy at the Crawford School of Public Policy at the Australian National University. He is also the director of the Food, Energy, Environment and Water (FE2W) Network, and in April 2010, he was appointed the UNESCO Chair in Water Economics and Transboundary Water Governance.

Monday, August 28, 2017

The Water Institute will host Elsevier's 4th International Water Research Conference

International Water Research Conference banner

Since its inception in 1957, the University of Waterloo has promoted excellence in water-related research and education. In 2009, the Water Institute was established to promote and demonstrate interdisciplinary water research and education, strengthen partnerships with leading water organizations, and communicate the impact of Waterloo’s research. During the second week of September, to kick off University of Waterloo’s Innovation week, the Water Institute will build on its foundation to promote water research by hosting Elsevier’s International Water Research Conference.

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