News archive - August 2022

Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Waterloo leads interdisciplinary team investigating new forever chemicals in Canadian water systems

Water Treatment

A University of Waterloo press release.

University of Waterloo is leading an interdisciplinary team to identify and treat per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) – better known as forever chemicals – in water systems affecting more than 2.5 million Canadians. 

Thursday, August 11, 2022

Stormwater management ponds may not hold the solution for depleting wetlands

Stormwater Pond

A University of Waterloo Press Release.

Relying on stormwater management (SWM) ponds to restore the depleting wetlands is not sustainable and lacks the critical ecosystem services vital for biodiversity, a new study found.

With the continued losses of wetlands projected in the near future and emphasis on the underestimation of provincial wetland loss, the study captures the contributions of SWM ponds in a changing network of water bodies and the effects of land use and land cover in this change. 

Thursday, August 11, 2022

Water Institute member Larry Swatuk’s latest book offers best practices for avoiding Day Zero

Book cover image

Water Institute member Larry Swatuk, professor, School of Environment, Enterprise and Development, School of Planning and Department of Geography and Environmental Management, and School of Planning alumna Corrine Cash, assistant professor, Department of Geography and Environment, Mount Allison University, have a new book out offering best practices for avoiding Day Zero.

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Building resilience for a future of climate change

Green community

Political scientist Daniel Henstra speaks to AMO on how Ontario municipalities can prepare for climate impacts

By Jon Parsons, University Relations

Climate change is such a huge issue that it can be difficult to even know where to start.

It involves sophisticated science and mountains of data, as well as social, political and economic implications that intersect with various academic disciplines.

But for Daniel Henstra, a professor in the Department of Political Science and the co-lead of Waterloo’s Climate Risk Research Group, climate change is an immediate and practical matter.

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