News archive - October 2018

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

In the media: Here's what climate change could look like in Canada

water institute members in the media button

Experts, including Water Institute member Blair Feltmate, examine the economic impacts of the faster-than-anticipated pace of climate change in Canada that was depicted in a recently released Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Waterloo team claims second place in 2018 AquaHacking competition

WaterPuris Waterloo team

On October 25, as part of Ontario’s Water Innovation Week hosted by WaterTAP at the Design Exchange in Toronto, five teams of young innovators pitched their clean-tech solutions during the AquaHacking 2018 Lake Ontario Challenge. The challenged offered teams the chance at $50,000 in prize money and a spot at local incubators for the young water technology innovators.

Friday, October 19, 2018

Understanding water issues through interdisciplinary learning

Navid Bizmark

For Collaborative Water Program graduate Navid Bizmark, water is life. It connects all living things on earth. Water is what NASA looks for when they send rovers to Mars and satellites to Venus. Truly believing that water is life, is one of the reasons Navid ended up in Waterloo’s Collaborative Water Program in 2017.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

WaterPuris off to AquaHacking finals: will pitch toilet tech that zaps endocrine disruptors

WaterPuris

This coming week, the University of Waterloo campus community will be rallying behind our student startup WaterPuris as they head to Toronto on Oct. 25 for the 2018 AquaHacking Challenge: Lake Ontario and Beyond finals.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Strengthening our human connection to water with a new digital platform

Girls Gone Water

Danielle Lindamood and Irene Brueckner-Irwin have had a passion for water for as long as they can remember. It’s what led them to become actively involved in the Water Institute, and what inspired them to launch a unique, online platform that shares the incredible impacts of people working in the water-related fields with a particular focus on women.

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