News archive - June 2018

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Water students receive Faculty of Science awards

Faculty of Science

Three Collaborative Water Program students from the Faculty of Science are being honoured as recipients of the W.B. Pearson Medal and the Dean of Science Award.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Climate change accelerating rising sea levels

Nansen Ice Shelf

A new study from the University of Waterloo discovered that rising sea levels could be accelerated by vulnerable ice shelves in the Antarctic.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Water experts mobilize in Toronto to discuss water security

Water on rocks

There are 700 million people in 43 countries currently suffering from water scarcity. By 2025, 1.8 billion people are expected to be living in countries or regions with absolute water scarcity.

On June 17-20, Water Institute members and water experts from around the world are gathering in Toronto to discuss issues of water security at the First International Conference on Water Security.

Monday, June 11, 2018

Ocean and coastal sustainability - Derek Armitage on World Oceans Day

beach waves

by Derek Armitage

On June 8, another World's Oceans Day (WOD) came and went without a lot of fanfare. Even so, WOD’s a good reminder that Canada is an ocean nation. That might seem pretty abstract at times for those of us living in southern Ontario. With three oceans (*can you name them?) and the world’s longest coast — all 244,000 beautiful kilometres of coast — we owe it to ourselves to pay more attention to 'life below water'.

Monday, June 11, 2018

Chronic stress and lost time from work – report shows basement flooding is worse than thought

flood

A new study has calculated the lost time from work and the mental health impacts resulting from basement flooding.

Of all extreme weather events in Canada, flooding is currently the costliest, causing millions of dollars in property damage. Nonetheless, the impact of basement flooding on time off work and the mental health of impacted homeowners has barely been explored, until now.

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