News archive - 2021

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Canada’s troubled waters: Rob de Loë and Blair Feltmate comment

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Not only is it a myth that Canada has an abundance of readily accessible water, say researchers, but we're poorly managing what we do have.

The fact that Canada faces real threats to its water security will surprise many Canadians, as the popular perception is that we are a country with a virtually inexhaustible supply of water.

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Water Institute members developing at-home COVID spit test

A twenty-minute saliva-based COVID-19 test may be coming soon to a pharmacy near you, thanks to researchers at the University of Waterloo.

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Marek Stastna on leading the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society

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In May 2020, Water Institute member Marek Stastna, professor in the Department of Applied Mathematics, was elected President of the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society (CMOS). In this uniquely challenging year, the President’s role has presented new opportunities for Marek such as the implementation of virtual programming and leading the development of a new Strategic Plan.

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Susan Elliott recognized for building bridges between health science and policy

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Susan Elliott, a researcher in Geography and Environmental Management joins an esteemed group of international health researchers in receiving the 2020 Melinda S. Meade Distinguished Scholarship Award in Health and Medical Geography.

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Improving access to water quality data in the Great Lakes

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The Water Institute together with the Gordon Foundation and the Lake Futures project recently released a report that documents outcomes of a “Data Needs in the Great Lakes” workshop held virtually on December 2-3, 2020.

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