News archive - January 2018

Friday, January 26, 2018

Two major avalanches linked to climate change, according to international study involving Water Institute member

A study released today in Nature Geoscience describes how climate change played a major role in the massive catastrophic collapse of two glaciers in the Tibetan Plateau in July and September 2016.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Larry Swatuk comments on the water crisis in Cape Town, South Africa

water institute members in the media

Cape Town – a city once at the forefront of Africa's green movement – has implemented new emergency water restrictions as the sprawling metropolis prepares for the day its taps run dry.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Brian Dixon and collaborators discover detrimental effects of sea lice

The vaccines used by commercial fish farmers are not protecting fish from disease, according to a new study.

Friday, January 19, 2018

Water Institute announces fall 2017 seed grant winners

The University of Waterloo’s Water Institute has awarded a combined total of $72,692 to four research teams as a result of its 2017 fall term seed grant competition. The goal of this program is to catalyze interdisciplinary collaboration, facilitate interaction with international authorities, and to encourage the development of research proposals.

The program awards a total of $150,000 annually, with competitions generally held during the fall and winter terms.

Fall 2017 winners:

Friday, January 19, 2018

Water Institute welcomes members, students and friends to 2018 open house

Water Institute sign and balloons

On Thursday, January 18, the Water Institute welcomed members, students, and friends from across campus to tour the Institute’s new space, and to hear remarks from the executive director, Roy Brouwer

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