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Friday, December 21, 2018

In the media: Nandita Basu says Bill 66 threatens the environment

river

Proposed bill could lead to policy patchwork in Ontario endangering environmental protections and public health

UW associate professor Nandita Basu says Bill 66 threatens the environment by allowing municipalities to bypass policies and acts protecting water and land.

Monday, December 3, 2018

New study ranks which Canadian cities are best prepared for climate change

Kingston, Ontario

A new study from the University of Waterloo sheds some light on which Canadian cities are most prepared to take on the challenges of climate change.

The study, which examined 63 cities across Canada, confirms there are significant differences between municipal plans to protect citizens from climate change.  

Monday, December 3, 2018

Susan Elliott named in 2018 Canadian Women in Global Health List

Susan Elliott

Water Institute member and professor in Waterloo's Department of Geography and Environmental Management, Susan Elliott, joins fellow Canadian Women on the 2018 Canadian Women in Global Health (CWIGH) List

Thursday, November 29, 2018

New self‐powered, flexible sensor uses moisture instead of electricity for environmental monitoring

Members of the Water Institute at the University of Waterloo are always looking for new ways to solve complex water problems facing the world today. Norman Zhou, Canada Research Chair in Advanced Materials Joining and Processing, Water Institute member and professor in Waterloo’s Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, is leading a research group that’s using an interdisciplinary approach to address some of these problems.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

AI tech could help cities detect expensive water leaks

pipe burst

Costly losses in municipal water systems could be significantly reduced using sensors and new artificial intelligence (AI) technology.

Developed by Water Institute and Engineering researchers in collaboration with industry partners, the smart infrastructure technology has the potential to detect even small leaks in pipes.

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