News archive - April 2019

Monday, April 22, 2019

Flooding, climate change force Quebecers to rethink relationship with water

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Jason Thistlethwaite, professor in the School of Environment, Enterprise and Development at the University of Waterloo, said Quebecers can expect flooding to get worse because climate change is making winter temperatures more volatile.

Monday, April 22, 2019

How spending $250 could protect against a $43,000 flood in your basement

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A motto for the prepared home owner: Water is coming.

Apologies for jumping aboard the Game of Thrones trend – “Winter is coming” is the motto of a dynastic family in the book and TV series. But there is no overdramatizing water’s malevolent force when you own a house with a basement.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

PhD student addresses drinking water security challenges related to natural disturbances

Photo of Tyler Hampton in the field

Tyler Hampton in the midst of field research, Augusta Creek, Michigan.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Report identifies cost-effective ways homeowners can protect themselves from the top climate change cost in Canada – basement flooding

standing in flooded basement

With the right information and often for less than $250, homeowners can protect themselves from the increasing risks of basement floods, according to a report from the University of Waterloo.

Monday, April 15, 2019

Water Institute member Blair Feltmate is part of a new Canadian climate change research group

Water Institute Members in the Media

Water Institute member Blair Feltmate, professor in Waterloo's School of Environment, Enterprise and Development and the head of the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation at the University of Waterloo, is part of a new Pan-Canadian Expert Collaboration team on climate change, green energy, and adaptation. 

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