News archive - 2021

Sunday, June 6, 2021

Waterloo spinoff Aquanty Inc plays key role in new Canada 1 Water initiative

Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) and Aquanty Inc. recently announced initiation of the Canada 1 Water project to address the long-term sustainability of Canada’s water resources.

Thursday, June 3, 2021

Water Institute member James Craig elected president of the Canadian Society for Hydrologic Sciences

The Water Institute is excited to announce that James Craig, Canada Research Chair in Hydrologic Modelling and Analysis and professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, has recently been elected president of the Canadian Society for Hydrologic Sciences (CSHS) for a two-year term starting this June.

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

Members in the media

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.

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