News archive - October 2020

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Global Water Futures announces new projects to advance water security across Canada

Global Water Futures logo

After four years of transformative research, the Global Water Futures (GWF) program—the world’s largest university-led freshwater research program — is launching the second phase of its seven-year mission with 12 new critically important water security projects. Five of those projects are led by University of Waterloo researchers.

Thursday, October 29, 2020

All-female scientific coalition calls for marine protected area for Antarctica Peninsula

The participants of Homeward Bound Cohort 4, the largest all-female expedition to Antarctica. Credit: Will Rogan

Last November, one hundred women from around the world were a part of the 2019 cohort of Homeward Bound’s women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and Medicine (STEMM) expedition to Antarctica.

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.

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