News archive - March 2018

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Calling all entrepreneurs and environmentalists: AquaHacking is back at Waterloo

Want to launch a clean tech startup?


AquaHacking is a water-focused pitch competition that mobilizes interdisciplinary teams of entrepreneurs, environmentalists, engineers and other creative minds to develop a technology that solves the issues facing our Great Lakes.

Monday, March 26, 2018

Many environmental protection incentive programs around the world are poorly designed and ineffective

farm irrigation system

Incentive programs to encourage farmers and other landowners to protect the environment are key to conservation, but new research shows issues such as lack of enforcement undermine their effectiveness on a global scale.

Friday, March 23, 2018

Water Institute member assesses Ontario's flood risks

WI members in the media

Ontario has been ravaged by costly floods over the past year. Is extreme flooding becoming the new normal? And if so, are there ways to better flood-proof homes and cities?

Friday, March 23, 2018

Water Institute member joins expert panel on World Water Day

WI members in the media

Water Institute member and professor in Waterloo's School of Environment, Enterprise and Development, Larry Swatuk, joined fellow water experts on TVO's The Agenda, to discuss the many issues affecting Canada's lakes, rivers and oceans.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Gulf of Mexico dead zone not expected to shrink anytime soon

gulfofmexico

Achieving water quality goals for the Gulf of Mexico may take decades, according to findings by Water Institute researchers at the University of Waterloo.

The results, published today in Science, suggest that policy goals for reducing the size of the northern Gulf of Mexico’s dead zone may be unrealistic, and that major changes in agricultural and river management practices may be necessary to achieve the desired improvements in water quality.

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