News archive - 2020

Monday, October 26, 2020

Climate Disaster Risk Reduction & Managed Retreat

Members in the media

In the second half of this two-part, CleanTech Talk podcast interview series, Chief Strategist of TFIE Strategy Inc. and CleanTechnica contributor Michael Barnard interviews Water Institute member Brent Doberstein and Director of Partners for Action Anna Ziolecki  about disaster risk reduction and managed retreat. You can listen to the full conversation in the embedded player below.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

New study tracks decades of nitrogen inputs and uptake across the United States

algal bloom

Researchers track decades of nitrogen inputs and uptake across the United States, highlighting the need for policy to address the legacy effects of this essential nutrient and pollutant.

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Don Cowan receives funding from CANARIE to advance iEnvironment  platform

Don Cowan

CANARIE announced today the selection of 13 successful projects from its latest Research Software funding call. One of the selected projects is led by Water Institute member Don Cowan, a Distinguished Professor Emeritus in Waterloo's Cheriton School of Computer Science.

Monday, October 19, 2020

Oluwakemi Amodu joins UWaterloo as inaugural AMTD postdoctoral fellow

Oluwakemi Amodu

In a displaced-persons camp in northern Nigeria, many Hausa women of reproductive age are at risk of developing sexually transmitted infections (STI), causing them pain, infertility, miscarriages and marital conflict.

Monday, October 19, 2020

Bruce MacVicar develops tool to assess erosion risk in urban river networks

Preventing erosion and restoring critical habitats has become an increasingly costly endeavour for municipalities and regions as urbanization changes how water moves across landscapes and through streams. Watersheds are significantly altered when urban infrastructure is built. For instance, increasing the amount of paved surface alters natural flooding patterns, accelerates soil erosion and increases the amount of sediments in streams. This hydrologic change can alter important habitats and negatively impact built infrastructure such as bridges and sewers. To help mu

  1. 2020 (95)
    1. October (8)
    2. September (13)
    3. August (10)
    4. July (9)
    5. June (12)
    6. May (7)
    7. April (6)
    8. March (11)
    9. February (11)
    10. January (8)
  2. 2019 (108)
    1. December (5)
    2. November (9)
    3. October (10)
    4. September (7)
    5. August (6)
    6. July (12)
    7. June (6)
    8. May (14)
    9. April (16)
    10. March (10)
    11. February (3)
    12. January (10)
  3. 2018 (98)
    1. December (3)
    2. November (12)
    3. October (10)
    4. September (4)
    5. August (6)
    6. July (6)
    7. June (12)
    8. May (10)
    9. April (7)
    10. March (9)
    11. February (9)
    12. January (10)
  4. 2017 (79)
  5. 2016 (37)
  6. 2015 (30)
  7. 2014 (21)
  8. 2013 (23)
  9. 2012 (33)