News archive - June 2020

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

The powerful impact of transdisciplinary research – forWater Network shares Year 3 results

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In mid-March when COVID-19 caused many to work remotely, the forWater Network was well underway planning their Annual General Meeting to be held in Victoria, British Columbia. While the in-person portion of this annual event was ultimately cancelled, in its place arose a creative virtual alternative that highlighted this year’s research findings.

Monday, June 29, 2020

Managing natural disasters during COVID-19

University of Waterloo Press Release
featuring Water Institute member Jason Thistlethwaite.

As hurricane season is now upon North America, we have many questions about the particular challenges of managing disasters during COVID-19.  How do governments evacuate people safely? How will already scarce PPE supplies be tested?

We spoke to Professor Jason Thistlethwaite, an expert in strategies to reduce the economic impacts of extreme weather and climate change, to hear his thoughts about managing disasters alongside the pandemic.

Thursday, June 25, 2020

University of Waterloo pledges more responsible investments to address climate change

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The University of Waterloo has signed the Responsible Investment Charter for Canadian Universities, pledging more responsible investment decisions with its $400-million endowment fund to help address the threat of climate change.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

How investing in green infrastructure can jump-start the post-coronavirus economy

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A new article entitled “How investing in green infrastructure can jump-start the post-coronavirus economy” has been published in The Conversation Canada, an online independent source of news from the academic and research community.

Monday, June 22, 2020

Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship winners announced

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Congratulations to three University of Waterloo water students who have been named Vanier Canada Graduate Scholars in the annual competition announced June 19 by the Government of Canada.

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