News archive - May 2021

Monday, May 31, 2021

New funding expands Waterloo’s research on the food-water-energy nexus and microplastic pollution control

On May 31, the Government of Canada announced recipients of its New Frontiers in Research Funding (NFRF) 2020 Exploration competition. The NFRF program, a federal research funding initiative, mobilizes cutting-edge interdisciplinary, international, and transformative research that strengthens Canadian innovation.

Monday, May 31, 2021

Mark Servos leads Waterloo's contribution to local detection of COVID-19 in wastewater

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Researchers at the University of Waterloo are working with Region of Waterloo Public Health to use wastewater effluent to track COVID-19 trends in the region. 

Monday, May 31, 2021

Microplastics pollution: Water Institute researchers address key research gaps

Plastics pollution is a global environmental hazard with potentially harmful impacts on wildlife, ecosystem services, and human health and wellbeing. Microplastics in particular are of great concern because of their ability to be transported over great distances and absorb and disperse contaminants widely.

Friday, May 21, 2021

forWater Network's inaugural research report shares key findings and research insights

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Since the start in June 2017 the forWater Network, led by Water Institute member Professor Monica Emelko, has been contributing critical knowledge to the field of forest management and water treatment research. This unprecedented Network brings together two very distinct fields, forest management and drinking water treatment technology. Beyond bridging vastly different disciplines, the Network also spans research across Canada's five major ecozone.

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Canada’s troubled waters: Rob de Loë and Blair Feltmate comment

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Not only is it a myth that Canada has an abundance of readily accessible water, say researchers, but we're poorly managing what we do have.

The fact that Canada faces real threats to its water security will surprise many Canadians, as the popular perception is that we are a country with a virtually inexhaustible supply of water.

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