News archive - January 2018

Friday, January 12, 2018

Climate change limiting number of potential Winter Olympics hosts: study by Daniel Scott

water institute members in the media

Due to climate change, by 2050, many of the prior Winter Games locations may be too warm to ever host the Games again.

Friday, January 5, 2018

Six new University of Waterloo-led Global Water Futures projects announced

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Cold regions are experiencing dramatic changes to regional climate and environmental conditions, bringing about more severe floods, longer drought periods and deterioration of water quality that are putting economies, communities and ecosystems at risk. Six new University of Waterloo-led research projects that are part of the Global Water Futures program, will catalyze interdisciplinary research to help tackle these environmental challenges.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

New graduate course on Water Resources Economics offered by executive director of the Water Institute

In the 2017 fall term, the Department of Economics offered Waterloo’s graduate and undergraduate students a new elective course on Water Resources Economics (ECON 484/673).

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

A floating house to resist the floods of climate change

water institute members in the media

In the past two decades, the world’s ten worst floods have done more than a hundred and sixty-five billion dollars’ worth of damage and driven more than a billion people from their homes. In the summer of 2017 alone, Hurricane Harvey dumped more than fifty inches of rain over Texas, a monster monsoon season damaged more than eight hundred thousand homes in India, and flash floods and mudslides claimed at least five hundred lives in Sierra Leone.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Water Institute member named to the Order of Canada

A longtime professor and Water Institute member at Waterloo has added an appointment to the Order of Canada to his distinguished list of awards and accomplishments.

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