News archive - June 2021

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.

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Waterloo research institutes host interdisciplinary summer school on water security and climate change

Skyline of Toronto, Ontario

Climate change poses significant risks to water security in urban settings. Addressing this complex challenge requires collaboration and the incorporation of knowledge and expertise from various disciplines.

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Kelsey Leonard named Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Waters, Climate and Sustainability

Environment assistant professor and Water Institute member Kelsey Leonard has been named one of the newest Canada Research Chairs. With global warming now raising sea levels, Leonard’s position as Chair in Indigenous Waters, Climate and Sustainability will help her explore ways of facilitating Indigenous Knowledge to restore our threatened ocean, lakes and rivers, wh

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Fish farming tech earns alumnus a national award

An alumnus of Waterloo's System Design Engineering and 2017 winner of the AquaHacking competition who parlayed his graduate research into a startup company that is out to solve worldwide water problems has been recognized by a national innovation organization.

Jason Deglint, a co-founder of Blue Lion Labs, is one of five winners of a Mitacs Entrepreneur Award for turning research into businesses that impact the lives of Canadians.

Monday, June 7, 2021

Newly published article projects increase in peatland carbon emissions during non-growing season due to climate warming

In an impactful article just released in Nature’s Communications Earth & Environment journal, Water Institute members Fereidoun Rezanezhad and Philippe Van Cappellen provide insight into how global peatlands may respond to future climate warming.

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