News archive - January 2022

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Climate change threatens future Winter Olympics

A University of Waterloo press release.

Climate change will limit where the Winter Olympics can be held as winter changes across the Northern Hemisphere, according to a study by an international team of researchers led by the University of Waterloo.

The study, involving researchers from Canada, Austria and the United States, found that if global emissions of greenhouse gases are not dramatically reduced, only one of the 21 cities that have previously hosted the Winter Olympics would be able to reliably provide fair and safe conditions for the snow sports program of the Games by the end of this century. However, if the Paris Climate Agreement emission targets can be achieved, the number of climate-reliable host cities jumps to eight, with only six considered unreliable.

Thursday, January 13, 2022

Canada Research Chairs announced: Water Institute researcher among the world’s brightest scholars and scientists

The announcement of Canada Research Chairs was made yesterday by the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry (ISED).

Among the recipients was Water Institute member James Craig, Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering and Canada Research Chair in Hydrological Modelling and Analysis, who has been renewed for five years.

Monday, January 10, 2022

UWaterloo opens new aquatic threats research facility to study the impact of climate change on fish stress

A University of Waterloo press release.

Fish have a lot to stress about right now. This could mean serious problems for the future of aquaculture and the fish on your plate.

The new Waterloo Aquatic Threats in Environmental Research (WATER) facility at the University of Waterloo aims to simulate and research aquatic stressors and threats so that we are better prepared to prevent current and future problems.

Friday, January 7, 2022

Winter WaterTalks announced

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The Water Institute is excited to announce our outstanding line-up of Winter 2022 WaterTalks.

This term’s talks will explore the role of water in antimicrobial resistance, revolutionary approaches to water treatment and management, measuring performance in transboundary water governance, and more equitable inter-species relations in river catchments.

Please register now for these world-class talks and let’s make 2022 a great year to learn and grow.

Friday, January 7, 2022

Indigenous communities face a higher risk of socioeconomic vulnerability due to flooding

A University of Waterloo press release.

Indigenous communities are at higher risk of hardship from climate-change-caused flooding because of pre-existing socioeconomic vulnerability, a new study shows.

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