News archive - July 2020

Monday, July 27, 2020

Vanier Scholarship winner works with Kugluktuk, Nunavut community to create a sustainable fish supply

Spencer Weinstein and Kugluktuk, Nunavut community member in fishing boat

Spencer Weinstein, PhD student in the Collaborative Water Program and Waterloo’s Department of Biology, has won the prestigious Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship for academic excellence, research potential, and leadership.

Friday, July 24, 2020

Dave Rudolph wins the 2020 Robert N. Farvolden Award

Water Institute member Dave Rudolph, Chair and a professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, is the recipient of the 2020 Robert N.

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

In the media: Half of Antarctic ice shelves could collapse in a flash, thanks to warming

Members in the media

Antarctic ice shelves can disappear astonishingly fast — sometimes in minutes or hours — as meltwater surges through cracks in their surface. And as the atmosphere warms, this phenomenon may become more commonplace; at least half of the ice shelves on the continent are vulnerable to this process, a new study suggests.

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

In the media: Experts weigh in on current flood risk measures

Insurance and environmental experts believe that more needs to be done in order to counter the rising risk of flooding across Canada.

According to a study published in June by researchers at Environment and Climate Change Canada, climate change has made rainfall more severe in recent years, and has also made storms with extreme rainfall more frequent.

One of the methods provincial governments have used to address the rising risk of flooding is by offering to buy out properties from homeowners living in high flood risk areas.

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Lake Futures webinar series launch

Lake Futures, a University of Waterloo-led project under the Global Water Futures program, has announced the launch of a new webinar series. This series will be an opportunity for the non-academic community to engage with Lake Futures researchers, as they share their latest findings and discuss implications for water policies, programs, and plans in Ontario.

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