News archive - June 2018

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Students discover what innovation means at Waterlution’s Water Innovation Lab

Design thinking - post-its on board

Two Collaborative Water Program students travelled to Australia in May to participate in Waterlution’s Water Innovation Lab (WIL) – a one-week expedition with the goal of developing future water leaders who can think holistically, design innovatively and communicate across sectors and generations. Below, Maggie Hall and Amy Yang share their experience.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Remembering Eric (Ric) Soulis

The Water Institute is tremendously saddened by the loss of Ric Soulis, a longtime Waterloo civil and environmental engineering professor and Water Institute member, who died June 21 after a brief illness.

Ric had a substantial record of accomplishments and impact through his research in hydrology, water resources and the physics of water movement.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Water Institute weighs in on water scarcity leading up to Singapore International Water Week

Singapore International Water Week booth 2016

Facing potential water supply challenges, Singapore is employing the world’s leading research and enterprise and is on track to becoming almost 85 per cent self-sufficient by 2060. Hosting its biennial Singapore International Water Week is just one of the ways the country serves as a hub of water innovation. The Water Institute has joined stakeholders and other water leaders at this event in the past; it will again be present at the July 8-11 event.

Monday, June 25, 2018

Waterloo students sink competition at AquaHacking semi-finals

Rachel Tao, Oliver Witham, Robert Liang, Ivana Zurakowsky

Institutions around the Great Lakes gathered at the 2018 AquaHacking semi-finals in Toronto to present their solutions for the issues facing the Great Lakes. Competing teams were given five minutes to pitch their idea to judges throughout the afternoon at the RBC WaterPark Place.

Five of the 16 teams that competed were selected to move on to the finals in October, including a University of Waterloo team, WaterPuris, that is tackling the issue of endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDC) in our Great Lakes.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

William Taylor honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award

WIlliam D Taylor

The International Association for Great Lakes Research (IAGLR) honoured Water Institute member William D. Taylor on Tuesday with its 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award. Presented at IAGLR’s 61st Annual Conference on Great Lakes Research, the award recognizes important and continued contributions to the field of Great Lakes research over a period of 20 years or more.

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