News archive - January 2021

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Water Institute members lead Fairy Lake ecology project targeting invasive species

Rebecca Rooney and Heidi Swanson

Two Water Institute members and leading experts in wetlands ecology will study ways to control invasive species and restore the health of Southampton’s beloved Fairy Lake under a new research project launched by the Nuclear Innovation Institute (NII) and the Town of Saugeen Shores.

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Nandita Basu selected as 2021 Earth Leadership Fellow

Nandita Basu

Water Institute member and Director of Waterloo's Collaborative Water ProgramNandita Basu, has been selected as a 2021 Earth Leadership Fellow.

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Blair Feltmate delivers Tedx presentation on climate change: "Hotter, wetter, wilder… I’m not talking about a new theme park"

Water Institute member Blair Feltmate, Professor and Head of the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation at Waterloo, gave a talk at a TEDx event about the extreme weather catastrophic loss insurance claims which are becoming the norm, and how fire and too much water in the wrong place has to be our priority to fix.

Monday, January 25, 2021

The Dark Zone of Greenland: How algae fuelled by phosphorus contributes to ice sheet melting

Jenine McCutcheon

Greenland is the world’s largest “non-continental” island, and about 80 per cent of this island is covered by the Greenland Ice Sheet. In recent years, however, the melting of this ice sheet has accelerated, leading to an increased contribution to rising sea levels.

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Water Institute members serve on Scientific Advisory Committee for IC3's climate change simulation game: Illuminate

Screen shot of illuminate

Test and develop your knowledge while exploring climate solutions

Illuminate is an educational simulation game where you learn about the impacts of climate change and explore ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) and respond to climate risks. 

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