News archive - June 2021

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Nandita Basu featured on CBC Quirks and Quarks radio show

Water Institute logo with Members in the Media across it.

Water Institute member Nandita Basu, a professor in the Departments of Earth and Environmental Sciences and Civil and Environmental Engineering, was featured on the June 26 airing of CBC's Quirks and Quarks radio show in the “Listener Question Show” edition, where they find the experts to answer the listeners' questions.  

Monday, June 28, 2021

Waterloo experts featured in Government of Canada’s new national report on climate change

Sector Impacts and Adaptation chapter of Canada in a Changing Climate: National Issues Report released on June 28th, 2021

Water Institute and Interdisciplinary Centre on Climate Change (IC3) members and Waterloo Professors Daniel Scott and Jason Thistlethwaite are contributing authors of the Sector Impacts and Adaptation chapter of the Canada in a Changing Climate: National Issues Report, released on June 28th, 2021 by the Government of Canada.

Saturday, June 26, 2021

Blair Feltmate shares basement flooding prevention tips

Water Institute logo with Members in the Media across it.

In light of heavy rain forecasted in the upcoming days, Water Institute member and Head of the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation, Blair Feltmate shared residential basement flood prevention tips with Kitchener Today.

Thursday, June 24, 2021

Water Institute researchers to study rapid COVID-19 testing on Waterloo campus

Professors Trevor Charles and Jozef Nissimov

As campus is beginning to open more widely, identifying asymptomatic COVID-19 cases becomes more important to help minimize the spread of the virus on campus. Water Institute researchers are looking to track the effectiveness of a non-invasive, saliva-based rapid test, while simultaneously testing asymptomatic individuals on campus. 

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Metal catalysts used for environmental sustainability found to degrade and become less effective

New research is showing that some tiny catalysts being considered for industrial-scaled environmental remediation efforts may be unstable during operation.

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