News archive - July 2021

Friday, July 30, 2021

Monica Emelko presents on source water protection and climate change at Singapore International Water Week

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As part of Singapore’s International Water Week 2021, Water Institute member Monica Emelko, Canada Research Chair in Water Science, Technology and Policy at the University of Waterloo, was invited to share her expertise at one of the Thematic Webinars focused on climate change, water quality and health.

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Water Institute researchers awarded more than 500K in funding

Congratulations to Water Institute member Craig Janes, professor and director of the School of Public Health Sciences, along with WI colleague Jennifer Liu, professor and chair of the Department of Anthropology, and their research team, who have been awarded funding through a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Project Grant.

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

iEnvironment: A next-generation research platform for water research

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Researchers, government agencies, private sector companies, and civil society organizations routinely collect environmental data to understand better how our world is changing and to predict what is likely to happen in the future. With no standard storage repository, researchers often duplicate data collection efforts and do not benefit from the insights afforded by historical data.

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

In the media: Ethiopia’s controversial mega-dam

Members in the media

Water Institute executive director Roy Brouwer, professor in the Department of Economics and University of Waterloo Research Chair in Water Resources Economics, appeared on the Al Jazeera nine o’clock news this week to discuss his views on the situation surrounding the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD).

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Celebrating 10 Years of Service in the Water Institute!

This week we celebrate that Kevin Boehmer was appointed as the Water Institute’s Managing Director exactly 10 years ago. Kevin joined the University of Waterloo’s Water Institute on July 18, 2011.

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