News archive - November 2018

Thursday, November 29, 2018

New self‐powered, flexible sensor uses moisture instead of electricity for environmental monitoring

Members of the Water Institute at the University of Waterloo are always looking for new ways to solve complex water problems facing the world today. Norman Zhou, Canada Research Chair in Advanced Materials Joining and Processing, Water Institute member and professor in Waterloo’s Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, is leading a research group that’s using an interdisciplinary approach to address some of these problems.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

AI tech could help cities detect expensive water leaks

pipe burst

Costly losses in municipal water systems could be significantly reduced using sensors and new artificial intelligence (AI) technology.

Developed by Water Institute and Engineering researchers in collaboration with industry partners, the smart infrastructure technology has the potential to detect even small leaks in pipes.

Monday, November 19, 2018

Ice and climate researcher attends pilot event that brings Canadian-based scientists to Parliament Hill

Christine Dow at Science Meets Parliament event in Ottawa

Assistant professor and Canada Research Chair in Glacier Hydrology and Ice Dynamics, Christine Dow attended the inaugural Science Meets Parliament event in Ottawa.

Monday, November 19, 2018

Talking about the global sanitation crisis on World Toilet Day

water collection buckets in Kenya

Around 60% of the world’s population – 4.5 billion people – either have no toilet at home, or one that does not safely manage excreta. In a bid to help break taboos around toilets and make sanitation for all a global development priority, the United Nations General Assembly designated 19 November as World Toilet Day. This day is about inspiring action to tackle the global sanitation crisis.

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