News archive - March 2019

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

TV meteorologists could play key role in climate change education

Canadian meteorologists who deliver the evening news are interested in educating Canadians about the increasing impacts of climate change.

A recent study from the University of Waterloo found that television weathercasters are increasingly interested in getting into climate change journalism, as opposed to just forecasting current conditions, but face a number of barriers to taking on the role.


Monday, March 25, 2019

World Water Day 2019: Event recap

Indigenous women panel

On March 22, 2019, the Water Institute hosted World Water Day celebrations at the University of Waterloo. Nearly 300 water researchers, industry professionals, students, and community members came together to learn about this year's theme, "Leaving no one behind: Water for all."

Monday, March 25, 2019

Flush your disgust. We can’t let emotions dampen our water policies

Water Institute in the media

Water Institute member Sarah Wolfe, associate professor and associate director of the undergraduate studies School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability (SERS) at the University of Waterloo, discusses the connection between emotion (disgust) and drinking water on World Water Day 2019.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Climate change has already started disrupting life in the Great Lakes region — and it's only going to get worse

Water Institute in the media

A new report released Thursday by a team researchers, including Water Institute member Rob de Loë, suggests extreme bouts of precipitation and flooding could be the new normal in the Great Lakes region due to climate change.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

We are drinking our clothes: Waterloo startup develops solution for keeping microfibre pollutants out of our water

Laundry cycle

A Waterloo startup has developed a solution for keeping microfibre pollutants out of our water

When tossing in a load of laundry most of us have no idea that other people may unwittingly swallow tiny pieces of our yoga pants or bath towels.

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