News archive - April 2021

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

markek stastna

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

susan elliott

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

the great lakes

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.

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Roy Brouwer re-appointed as Water Institute’s Executive Director

Roy Brouwer

We are delighted to announce that Professor Roy Brouwer has been re-appointed as the Water Institute’s Executive Director, after extensive consultation of all Water Institute members last year. Brouwer, who has been in the role since 2016, began his second term as Executive Director on January 1, 2021.

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