News archive - March 2021

Monday, March 22, 2021

Mark Servos awarded over $1 million for testing COVID-19 in wastewater

Mark Servos

Since the early days of the pandemic, Water Institute member Professor Mark Servos and his team have been applying their knowledge of measuring water contamination to help public health officials understand the movement of SARS-CoV-2 – the virus that causes COVID-19 – within municipal wastewater.

Monday, March 22, 2021

Water ethic

Kelsey Leonard

Recognizing the inherent rights of water for global sustainability  

Dr. Kelsey Leonard believes that to protect water for future generations we need to recognize its inherent rights to exist, flourish and naturally evolve. A global movement has emerged in recent years known as Rights of Nature or Earth Law whereby governments are legally recognizing the personhood of natural entities such as rivers and mountains.

Friday, March 19, 2021

Indigenous youth are playing a key role in solving urgent water issues

Unsolved environmental problems, a national mandate to uphold treaty responsibilities and a new appreciation for positive treaty relationships are leading some water researchers to consider new approaches to their work. They are examining how water monitoring practices that are conventionally considered strong, can be improved.

Friday, March 5, 2021

Celebrating the life of renowned Canadian-American scientist David Schindler

Schindler conducted numerous groundbreaking studies during his career in efforts to protect freshwater around the world

Renowned conservation scientist David Schindler photographed around the time of his retirement from the University of Alberta in 2013. (Photo: Michael Holly/University of Alberta)

Thursday, March 4, 2021

Water Institute members awarded over $7 million in funding

Ground-breaking research from a number of Water Institute members has been recognized by the Canada Foundation for Innovation in their latest Innovation Fund grant awards, with three projects receiving a total of $7,615,829.

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