News archive - October 2017

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Maclean's names Waterloo Canada's most innovative university for 26th consecutive year

University of Waterloo sign

The University of Waterloo is Canada’s most innovative university, according to a reputational survey from Maclean’s magazine.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Second Sino-Canada Water Environment Workshop leads to further collaboration between Water Institute and CRAES

CRAES delegates at workshop

In late September, a delegation of 12 researchers from the Water Institute participated in the second Sino-Canadian Water Environment Workshop in Waterloo with officials from Environment and Climate Change Canada and the Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences (CRAES).

The first workshop, which took place in Hangzhou, China in May 2015, resulted in the adoption of the 2015-2017 China-Canada Bilateral Workplan which identified CRAES and the Water Institute as respective Chinese and Canadian lead contact agencies under the water management theme.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Water Institute researcher tackles problems facing wastewater treatment plants

Wayne Parker with graduate student in classroom

Beating the cold has taken on new meaning for University of Waterloo researchers who are working to help Canadian wastewater treatment plants become more environmentally sustainable.

One of the research group’s projects involves a problem at a plant in the southern Ontario community of Keswick that is subject to stringent discharge limits.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Rising sea temperatures will hit fisheries and communities in poor countries the hardest

This wood tower on Bikeman islet, in the central Pacific island nation of Kiribati, used to be on the sand.

The following story was co-authored by Water Institute member Jeremy Pittman, assistant professor in Waterloo's School of Planning, and originally appeared in The Conversation Canada.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Graduate program brings together students from all six Waterloo faculties for a unique learning opportunity

Students electrofishing in Grand River

For one week in September, graduate students in the Collaborative Water Program (CWP) step outside of the classroom and gain hands-on learning experience from local water experts and community members in the Grand River Watershed. Bringing together graduate students from all six University of Waterloo faculties, the CWP provides a unique interdisciplinary learning environment for future water leaders.

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