News archive - August 2018

Monday, August 20, 2018

Long-term effects of forest fires pose threats to drinking water

Monica Emelko

Forest fires are sweeping North America with detrimental environmental, economic and human impacts. A research team, led by University of Waterloo Engineering professor Monica Emelko, will receive $5.5 million from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada’s (NSERC) Strategic Partnership Grant for Networks to provide new knowledge on the impacts of different forest management strategies on drinking water source quality and treatability.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Student startup wants to bring clean water to those who need it most

catalight

According to the World Health Organization, 2.1 billion people lack access to safely managed drinking water. Without safe drinking water, people are at risk of contracting water-borne diseases, which are responsible for more than 3.4 million deaths each year.

Friday, August 10, 2018

Water projects receive more than $7.5 million in federal funding

view from under water

Five Water Institute members are among the 10 campus-wide to receive funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada’s (NSERC) Strategic Partnership Grants for Networks and Projects to further their transformative water research.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

As forest fires burn in Ontario, experts warn of long-term environmental impact

Wi in the media

As of Sunday, August 5, there were 127 fires burning in Ontario, according to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry. One of the fires, dubbed Parry Sound 33, is more than 110 square kilometres in size and has prompted evacuations in some communities.

Thursday, August 2, 2018

New book, co-edited by Bruce Mitchell, on integrated water management shares lessons learned from Canada

book cover image

The responsibility for implementing integrated watershed management in Canada is fragmented. Each province and territory has developed unique approaches or governance models to guide decision making. A new book, Integrated Water Management in Canada: The Experience of Watershed Agencies, co-edited by Water Institute member Bruce Mitchell, chronicles the insight of front-line water managers of watershed-based agencies in provinces from British Columbia to Newfoundland and Labrador across Canada.

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