News archive - May 2022

Monday, May 30, 2022

The 2022 climate change and water security summer school kicks off!

skyline of Calgary, Alberta with Welcome across the middle

Earlier today, the Water Institute and the University of Waterloo’s Interdisciplinary Centre on Climate Change welcomed over 60 students to the 2022 offering of the three-week virtual summer school, “Climate Change and Water Security in Urbanized Watersheds: An I

Monday, May 30, 2022

Even in Canada, where water prices are low, aging infrastructure and rising costs are a problem

Water Tower

Roy Brouwer, Executive Director of the Water Institute and University Research Chair in Water Resources Economics, contributed to an article recently published by Great Lakes Now, an initiative of Detroit Public TV and PBS.

The article is part of a two-part series looking at the cost of water in Ontario and Michigan.

Friday, May 27, 2022

Research snapshot: Legacy of phosphorus bioavailability from cumulative watershed disturbance pressures, especially wildfire

Crowsnest mountain

Researchers from the forWater Network have recently published insights from four years of field research. They have released a series of research snapshots, the most recent featuring the first of its kind study showing legacy effects of wildfire on water quality over long distances.

The findings come from an international collaboration leveraging expertise from different disciplines, Geography and Engineering, at the University of Waterloo as well as forest hydrology from the University of Alberta and expertise in water resources and land management from Rothamsted Research in the UK.

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Water Institute hosts the Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

Field of Tulips

On May 13th, the Water Institute hosted the Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands along with representatives from Royal HaskoningDHV. Shortly following Dutch Heritage Day, marked on May 4th, we took the opportunity to celebrate the many connections we have with The Netherlands, one of Canada’s most significant trade, investment and innovation partners.

Monday, May 9, 2022

Impact Rankings 2022: Clean water and sanitation (SDG6) and Life below water (SDG14)

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The University of Waterloo has once again placed in the top 100 universities on the Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings 2022. This year, Waterloo moves up 46 spots on the list to number 53 overall.

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