News archive - March 2020

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Water Institute lectures available online

Lectures on-line

Whether you’re looking to update your current online course or crafting one from scratch, the Water Institute has an impressive library of WaterTalks available online and on-demand. These lectures from an incredible range of recognized water scholars offer asynchronous content available today. We currently have 62 lectures available on the Water Institute YouTube channel, including recent talks from:

Monday, March 23, 2020

Waterloo professor emeritus named 2020 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate

John Cherry

John Cherry, a distinguished professor emeritus from the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Science has been named 2020 winner of the prestigious Stockholm Water Pr

Friday, March 20, 2020

In the media: To understand COVID-19 transmission, we have to understand our wastewater

Read Water Institute member Sarah Wolfe’s op-ed, published in the Globe and Mail March 18. Professor Wolfe is an associate professor from the Faculty of Environment, School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability and is currently a visiting professor at Royal Roads University.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

In the media: State of emergency: How different levels of government can respond to coronavirus

Water Institute member Daniel Henstra, Associate Professor from the Department of Political Science and Senior Fellow, Centre for International Governance Innovation, discusses implications and types of states of emergency with Global News.

A state of emergency is “essentially a symbolic recognition that we’re in an extraordinary period,” said Daniel Henstra.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

University of Waterloo information on COVID-19

Covid update

Researchers must safely suspend all non-critical lab operations

  • Researchers are asked to only maintain research on-campus if it is deemed critical research, until further notice. Critical research includes lab activities, that if disrupted, would result in serious loss of research data, material or equipment.
  • Students are encouraged to make arrangements to move out of residence by noon on Friday, March 20, 2020.  

  • Until further notice, most employees are instructed to work from home.

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