News archive - April 2022

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Philippe Van Cappellen wins prestigious Canadian Geophysical Union Medal

Tuzo Medal

Philippe Van Cappellen, Professor, Faculty of Science, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Canada Excellence Research Chair Laureate in Ecohydrology, has been awarded the J. Tuzo Wilson Medal, the Canadian Geophysical Union's (CGU) greatest honour.

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Water security and climate change summer school now open for registration

Calgary across a river

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

Friday, April 8, 2022

Environmental Engineering Capstone team wins ESTEN Foundation Award by Placing 1st in Canada

As part of the Fourth Year Design Project and Capstone 2022, the team “Wastes to Treat Wastes Inc.” from Environmental Engineering received the ESTEN Foundation award by placing 1st in Canada, with an award value of $1,500.

The team members are Raghda Said, Sharon Thomas, Siyanthi Balakrishnan, Nafisa Ahmed (from left to right in the team photo) for their project “Wastewater Treatment for an Apartment Building in Mafoluku, Lagos, Nigeria.”

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Collaborative Water Program cohort marks final milestone

student-practitioner banner

On Friday, April 1, graduate students in cohort 8 of Waterloo’s Collaborative Water Program (CWP) completed their final program milestone. The 2022 milestone convened six student groups with a diverse group of water practitioners in six thematic workshop sessions: pollution and remediation, drinking water and wastewater treatment, climate change and infrastructure, ecology and ecohydrology, hydrology and modelling, and governance and policy.

Monday, April 4, 2022

Seed grant recipients announced

Image of Quantum Nano Centre

The Water Institute (WI) and the Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN) are pleased to announce that four research teams have been awarded funding in their inaugural joint seed grant competition.

This combined seed grant program was created to stimulate new inter-disciplinary collaboration, facilitate interaction with international authorities, encourage new areas of research and support development of research proposals.

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