News archive - January 2019

Monday, January 28, 2019

Waterloo researchers work with Indigenous partners to determine how safe the fish in their communities are to eat

James Bay Boat Fishing

Food security is an urgent and growing concern for Indigenous populations in Canada. Environmental change in aquatic ecosystems can impact the health of fish and the communities that rely on those fish in many ways. Some of those ways can involve exposure to contaminants like mercury.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Geography student uses 3D visualization to illustrate the effects of climate change

Andrea Minano, Geography PhD candidate, is the coordinator of the Canadian Coastal Resilience Forum (CCRF) led by Water Institute member Jason Thistlethwaite. She is responsible for organizing and facilitating CCRF activities and engagement. Andrea also manages the Flood Policy Research Group — an interdisciplinary group of researchers focusing on Canadian flood policy and flood risk management.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Understanding the impact of industrial development on water quality in Peace-Athabasca Delta

Mitchell Kay, Biology PhD candidate and graduate of Waterloo's Collaborative Water Program, is creating a baseline to measure natural variation caused by development in northern Alberta.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

2017 AquaHacking winner shares his vision for the future of water

Jason Deglint, Systems Design Engineering PhD candidate and winner of the 2017 AquaHacking competition, is building new technology to leverage the power of artificial intelligence for safe, clean water. Along with founding members Chao Jin and Alexander Wong, the vision of their company – Blue Lion Labs – is to allow treatment plants, governments, private organizations, and local communities, to be

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

New startup focuses on removing hydrocarbons in stormwater runoff

OleoTech UWaterloo startup

Every year a significant amount of runoff water, contaminated with hydrocarbons, gets washed into stormwater drains and released into the water bodies, often untreated. This problem is often overlooked while contaminants accumulate and negatively impact the environment – including the water quality and animal and plant habitats.

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