News archive - January 2020

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Water Institute welcomes a new decade with new members

Winter Scene

The start of a new decade is inspiring and at the Water institute we welcome the opportunities ahead. Joining us for the challenge are some amazing new members. A sincere welcome and we look forward to collaborating!


Andrea Brookfield

Monday, January 27, 2020

Water Institute member participating in inaugural W12 Congress

Cape Town

Cape Town, South Africa - Pixabay

Friday, January 24, 2020

Water Institute member measuring collapsing Antarctic ice shelves

Trekking image

Trekking the ends of the Earth to set a timetable for our climate emergency

For eight days straight, Water Institute member and researcher Christine Dow and her team dragged a sled-mounted radar system roughly 85 kilometres across the frozen Antarctic. The hard-earned data they collected has Dow convinced the Antarctic Ice Sheet is destabilizing faster than anyone thought.

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Waves of migrants escaping sea level rise could flood urban centres inland

Flood image

On the heels of a recent warning from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees that climate change will force millions around the world to relocate away from coastal areas, a new study co-authored by a University of Waterloo researcher offers the first clear tool to predict where these climate migrants could move to, and how this will affect communities.

Monday, January 20, 2020

Douglas Wright Engineer-in-Residence for Winter 2020

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering has introduced the Engineer-in-Residence initiative, and is very proud to announce the inaugural Douglas Wright Engineer-in-Residence will be current Water Institute External Advisory Board member Mike Murray, M. Eng., P, Eng. Chief Administrative Officer for the Region of Waterloo. Read more about the new program here.

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