News archive - May 2020

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Canadian Water Network convenes coalition for wastewater-based surveillance of COVID-19

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Canadian Water Network (CWN) is spearheading a national collaboration of researchers, public health organizations and governments with the shared goal of advancing Canada’s ability to support decision-making for public health protection and surveillance in the face of COVID-19.

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Year-end message from graduate water students group chair

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To the Students of the Water Institute Graduate Section (SWIGS) community,

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Q and A with the experts: explaining the surface transmission of COVID-19

by Waterloo News

Many COVID-19 cases have been reported through community transmission, with 81 per cent of COVID-19 cases in Canada likely spreading this way. 

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Water Institute member's climate-change research finds accelerated water loss in peatlands intensifying fires and global warming

A group of 59 international scientists, including Water Institute member Rich Petrone of the Department of Geography and Environmental Management, and led by researchers at Canada’s McMaster University, uncovered new information about the distinct effects of climate change on boreal forests and peatlands, which threaten to worsen wildfires and accelerate global warming.

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