News archive - July 2022

Thursday, July 28, 2022

New report released mapping the flow of phosphorus in Ontario’s economy

Aerial shot of vineyard

The Canadian environmental organization Pollution Probe has recently released a new report, Mapping Phosphorus Flows in the Ontario Economy: Exploring Nutrient Recovery and Reuse Opportunities in a Provincial Context, produced in collaboration with academic experts from the University of Waterloo’s Water Institute, Université Laval and McGill University.

Monday, July 25, 2022

Two prestigious international appointments for Simron Singh

Simron Singh, Water Institute member and professor at the School of Environment, Enterprise and Development has recently been elected as Executive Secretary of the International Society for Industrial Ecology (ISIE), as well as the Co-Chair of the Risk-KAN, the Knowledge-Action Network on Emergent Risks and Extreme Events.

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

New map shows where fracking-induced earthquakes could hit in Canada

Scientists from the University of Waterloo have developed a map showing which regions and population centres of Western Canada are likely to experience earthquakes induced by underground energy extraction.

Thursday, July 14, 2022

European Commission features Water Institute member research

European Commission banner

A recent study by Water Institute member Margaret Insley, professor, Department of Economics, and Waterloo alumna Sara Aghakazemjourabbaf, has been featured in “Science for Environment Policy” by the European Commission, a publication designed to help policymakers stay up to date with the latest environmental research findings needed to develop effective policies.

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Using compost instead of nitrogen as fertilizer in Canada can slow global warming

Compost

A University of Waterloo press release

A new study led from the University of Waterloo discovered greenhouse gas production is significantly less when biobased residues like compost replaces widely used nitrogen fertilizer during spring freeze-thaw events in cold temperate regions.

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