News archive - August 2019

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Agricultural farm tour offers a first-hand look at latest phosphorus management research

Farm Tour

On Wednesday a group of more than 50 agriculture industry experts, government officials, crop consultants and farmers attended the Ontario phosphorus research for today’s farming agricultural farm tour hosted by Water Institute member and Professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Management Merrin

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Water Institute visitor researching ecosystem services of the Amazon rainforest

Anders Dugstad is an economist and currently employed as a PhD research fellow within the economics program at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU). This fall, he is visiting the Water Institute at the University of Waterloo.

Friday, August 9, 2019

From its origin in Waterloo in 1993, the International Conference on Water Resources and Environment Research (ICWRER) has expanded its reach across the globe

Group photo

Hohai University, China’s foremost university in water and the environment, recently hosted the 8th International Conference on Water Resources and Environment Research (ICWRER 2019). From June 14th to 18th, over 300 delegates, including over 70 international attendees from 13 countries, visited Hohai University in Nanjing, China, to participate in the conference.

Friday, August 9, 2019

DFO invests in University of Waterloo mercury study in Frobisher Bay

Frobisher image

Water Institute members from the Department of Biology, Professors Michael Power and Heidi Swanson received important financial support for their study that examines mercury contamination in Arctic char in Frobisher Bay. The funding was announced last week when Jonathan Wilkinson, Canada’s minister for fisheries and oceans and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited Nunavut.

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Blame climate change for record water levels in the Great Lakes

Blair Feltmate

Climate change is a deciding factor in record high water levels in the Great Lakes being higher than ever before, as Water Institute member and head of the Intact Centre on Climate AdaptationBlair Feltmate discussed with Ben Mulroney, co-host of CTV’s Your Morning yesterday.

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