News archive - January 2019

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Global Water Futures project mobilizes interdisciplinary teams to investigate winter soil processes

Students in the field in the winter

Warmer winters are leading to a greater frequency of freeze-thaw events and colder soils due to the loss of the insulating snowpack. These factors are subsequently changing the movement of water, carbon and nutrients in soils during the winter. Many assume that frozen soils are dormant. However, a new research project at the University of Waterloo is discovering that soils remain biogeochemically active during winter months, just differently from other seasons.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Four new interdisciplinary research initiatives receive funding from the Water Institute

The University of Waterloo’s Water Institute has awarded a combined total of $67,275 to four new interdisciplinary water research initiatives during its most recent fall 2018 Seed Grants Program call for proposals.

Monday, January 14, 2019

Water Institute intern visually depicts years of Ontario shoreline cleanup data

irene at WWF

Underscores value of citizen science and linking with stakeholders to refine and share research results

Nearly 95,700 Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup volunteers hauled approximately 263,000 kilograms of litter from Ontario shorelines between 2010-17. Volunteer citizen scientists have logged the amounts and types of litter they have found during their community cleanups, however this information has not often been utilized by researchers to explore notable trends over extended time periods.

Monday, January 14, 2019

Waterloo's Collaborative Water Program kicks off with its largest cohort to date

WATER 601 class cohort six

On Friday, January 11, 2019, 67 graduate students from all six University of Waterloo faculties stepped into a classroom and began their journey in the Collaborative Water Program (CWP). This program is jointly offered by 11 University of Waterloo departments and schools, making it the most interdisciplinary graduate program focusing on water in Canada.

Thursday, January 3, 2019

In the media: Blair Feltmate on how businesses can factor in risks from climate change

feltmate bnn bloomberg

Power Shift: How businesses can factor in risks from climate change

Blair Feltmate discusses how businesses can evolve their planning to take climate change and extreme weather risks into account.

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