News archive - October 2021

Thursday, October 28, 2021

Join a new Frontiers special issue on "The Cold Regions in Transition: Impacts on Soil and Groundwater Biogeochemistry"

Winter Field

Are you conducting research in sub-snow and cold regions’ subsurface environments?

If so, please consider submitting your manuscripts to the new Frontiers special issue exploring the topic “The Cold Regions in Transition: Impacts on Soil and Groundwater Biogeochemistry” co-edited by professors and Water Institute members Fereidoun Rezanezhad, and Philippe Van Cappellen from the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences and the Ecohydrology Research Group.

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

PhD student Kevin B. White pushing boundaries of remediation strategies for contaminated mine sites

Gian Mine

Kevin B. White, a PhD student in Waterloo’s Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences, has been announced as one of the 2020-2021 recipients of a prestigious three-year Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship for scholarly achievement. He was also the top-ranked applicant in Canada in the field of Earth Sciences.

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Fish consumption still safe despite initial fears over mercury levels

Fish

The benefits of consuming traditional foods tend to outweigh the risks of possible mercury contamination, according to a recent study.

The research, which was part of a larger biomonitoring project to address community concerns about environmental contaminants in traditional foods, such as fish, also found that mercury exposure in people may be low even when it is sometimes present in elevated levels. Additionally, the researchers discovered that mercury levels in people in northern regions vary by season and region. 

Friday, October 22, 2021

Charting the Future at the Chile 2021 Conference of the Americas on International Education (CAEI)

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Waterloo International and the Water Institute were delighted this week to participate in the Chile 2021 Conference of the Americas on International Education (CAEI), which took place from October 19 - 22. 

Held virtually by this year’s host country Chile with the theme “Charting the Future: Strengthening the Global Knowledge Community,” this major conference is held every two years.

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Water Institute key partner on new project to address water security in São Paulo, Brazil

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São Paulo is not only Brazil’s economic engine and financial centre but also the most populous state in the country, with around 44 million inhabitants in big cities, like the state capital of São Paulo, which has faced water security challenges in recent years. These severe water scarcity conditions impact all aspects of life, including human and environmental health. In an effort to identify new, innovative water management approaches that increase water security in both the urban and rural areas in the state of São Paulo, the Water Institute is collaborating with several Brazilian partners on a new five-year, US$1.2M project entitled “SACRE: Integrated water solutions for resilient cities” funded by the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP).

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