News archive - September 2018

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Breaking Boundaries in Water Research: Conference recap

Water Research conference name tags

The Water Institute’s Water Research Conference: Breaking Boundaries in Water Research, took place on Monday, September 24 at the University of Waterloo. Nearly 200 water researchers, students and industry professionals came together to learn about the interdisciplinary water research happening at Waterloo, and around the world.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Applying mathematics to water problems: A student's perspective

Laura Chandler

Growing up, Laura Chandler always had an affinity for water. During elementary school, many of her science fair projects explored algae in local lakes – why it was formed, and what we can do to avoid it. Her love for water and sustainability continued throughout her academic career and it is what led her to Waterloo’s Collaborative Water Program.

Friday, September 14, 2018

New online platform makes it easy to capture accurate weather information

hurricane imagery from space satellite

Many aspects of modern life depend on the weather and the ability to access accurate weather information. Environmental models, for example, are tools with a wide range of applications such as flood and drought monitoring, carbon storage and release estimates, or predictions of power generation and capacity.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Combining academia with entrepreneurship to tackle microplastic pollution

Lauren Smith

The sun is coming up while Lake Erie waves crash against the shoreline as Lauren Smith sits with her toes in the sand, feeling right at home. Nothing feels more right to her than being near the water. This is probably why she has always felt as if it needed protecting, and what led her to create a business that does just that.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Using interdisciplinary knowledge in the real world: An engineering perspective

Robert Chlumsky

When you learn about Waterloo’s Collaborative Water Program, you will learn that there is a heavy focus on interdisciplinarity – bringing together students from 11 departments and schools under the umbrella of water to learn from, and share with, one another.

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