News archive - February 2021

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Merrin Macrae participates in Minnesota Agricultural Water Resources Center's 2021 Nutrient Management Conference

Farmers Face Issues With Phosphorus Movement in Colder Regions

Farmers who live in colder environments need to adjust cover crop management practices to avoid issues with phosphorus (P) releases into surface and subsurface water. The type of cover crop planted should be part of that decision process.

Monday, February 22, 2021

UW research looks at how much microplastics are in Waterloo Region’s water supply

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Researchers at the University of Waterloo are working with engineers at the Region of Waterloo to better understand the concentrations of microplastics in our local water supply.

Microplastics are tiny particles of plastic — smaller than five millimetres — that come from a variety of sources, including plastic litter that breaks up into smaller pieces as it degrades, the tiny beads used in exfoliants and facial scrubs, and even tiny plastic fibres sloughed from synthetic clothing in the laundry.

Monday, February 22, 2021

Co-Editor-in-Chief Susan Elliott releases first volume of new journal "Wellbeing, Space and Society"

The first volume of a new, open-access journal, Wellbeing, Space & Society, is now available online!

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Living with Water: Exploring solutions to address coastal climate change in British Columbia

Yaletown, Vancouver BC: The 2017 King Tide in Yaletown saw water lapping over the edge of the walkway and flooding parts of the

University of Waterloo joins major research project to help communities on British Columbia’s South Coast prepare and adapt for sea level rise and flooding.

Thursday, February 18, 2021

With spring around the corner, Canadian cities score an uninspiring C+ on flood preparedness

Climate change cities preparedness document

Canadian cities received an uninspiring grade on flood preparedness, the costliest type of natural disaster, a 

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