News archive - June 2019

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Water programs ‘inadequate’ in African universities

Basin image

Despite Sub-Saharan Africa facing protracted water problems, only one per cent of universities in the sub-region offer water education programs, a study has found.

According to the study, higher education related to water is key to building capacity to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal that focuses on water and sanitation for all by 2030. Thus, the study assessed 28,077 institutions of higher education for water-related programs.

Friday, June 21, 2019

The Water Institute holds workshop with delegates from China Research Academy of Environmental Sciences (CRAES)

CRAES meeting

Water Institute member Fereidoun Rezanezhad, Assistant Professor in Waterloo’s Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, led a series of workshops and meetings to further collaboration between the China Research Academy of Environmental Sciences (CRAES) and Water Institute members with a specific focus on soil-wa

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

NRC invests in floating homes research as part of flood mitigation strategy

In The Media Graphic

Imagine a flood without sandbags, berms, pumps or panic — one that did little or no damage to waterfront homes.

That’s the vision of Water Institute member and University of Waterloo professor Elizabeth English, an architect who has pioneered research into the use of buoyant foundations and floating homes.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Students head home from inaugural Water Institute Summer School with new insights to apply to the world’s water problems

Sumer School image

The Water Institute wrapped up a successful “Climate Change and Water Security in Urbanized Watersheds” PhD Summer School which ran from June 3 to 12 at St. Jerome’s University's campus.

Participants included more than 30 students originating from five continents and 15 countries with backgrounds ranging from physical sciences, biologic sciences, computer sciences, social sciences, engineering and public health.

Monday, June 10, 2019

Ocean and coastal sustainability

Ocean image

by Water Institute Member Derek Armitage.

  1. 2019 (88)
    1. October (4)
    2. September (7)
    3. August (6)
    4. July (12)
    5. June (6)
    6. May (14)
    7. April (16)
    8. March (10)
    9. February (3)
    10. January (10)
  2. 2018 (101)
    1. December (3)
    2. November (12)
    3. October (10)
    4. September (7)
    5. August (6)
    6. July (6)
    7. June (12)
    8. May (10)
    9. April (7)
    10. March (9)
    11. February (9)
    12. January (10)
  3. 2017 (79)
    1. December (3)
    2. November (9)
    3. October (7)
    4. September (4)
    5. August (14)
    6. July (10)
    7. June (7)
    8. May (5)
    9. April (7)
    10. March (4)
    11. February (5)
    12. January (4)
  4. 2016 (37)
  5. 2015 (30)
  6. 2014 (21)
  7. 2013 (23)
  8. 2012 (33)