News archive - March 2021

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Professor Mark Servos receives grant to track anti-depressants in wild fish

Mark Servos in the water with student catching fish

On Monday, Fisheries and Oceans Canada announced funding for almost $3M to study the effects of contaminants on aquatic ecosystems across Canada.

Monday, March 29, 2021

SWIGS encourages youth to think about water issues through art

water and you poster

In February 2021, Students of the Water Institute Graduate Section invited students in grades 4-7 in the Kitchener-Waterloo area to participate in an art contest called, Water and You. The goal of the contest was to provide students with an opportunity to learn about water-related issues while expressing their creativity by creating original artwork that directly relates to a current water issue here in Canada or globally. This year's theme was WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene).

Monday, March 29, 2021

Leak-detection startup wins Concept $5K challenge

AquaSensing technology

Four Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering Masters students are the latest winners of UWaterloo's Concept $5K challenge.

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Truth, courage, and solutions from 2021 World Water Day speakers

On Monday, March 22, the Water Institute, together with its graduate students association (SWIGS) hosted its annual World Water Day Celebration.

In the morning session, Sondus Jamal, co-chair of SWIGS, hosted an interactive workshop exploring our relationship with water.

Monday, March 22, 2021

“What is the global value of water?” Roy Brouwer contributes to an article in El País in Spain on World Water Day

Is it possible to calculate the value of water in all its dimensions?

Roy Brouwer, Executive Director of the Water Institute at the University of Waterloo (UW) in Canada, adds: “Unfortunately, there are no studies that estimate a single constant global value in dollars or euros, since it depends on scarcity conditions, that vary around the world, the season (in summer it rises due to lower availability and in winter it decreases), pollution and excessive consumption."

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