News archive - November 2022

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

$15.8 million awarded to six Waterloo research projects aimed at tackling climate change

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The Government of Canada's Environmental Damages Fund, administered by Environment and Climate Change Canada, is allocating $15.8 million to six University of Waterloo research projects to identify solutions to environmental challenges.

Funded through the Climate Action and Awareness Fund (CAAF), the research supports building sustainable net-zero emissions in Canada by 2050.

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Water Institute member leads UN report on peatland preservation for North America

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A new report coauthored by University of Waterloo professor Maria Strack has provided the most comprehensive assessment of the world's peatlands to date and identified actions governments should take to improve their protection, restoration and sustainable management.

Thursday, November 17, 2022

Two Water Institute researchers named Canada Research Chairs

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Two Water Institute researchers have been named new Canada Research Chairs.

On November 16, 2022, the Honorable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, announced an investment of more than $139 million to support 176 new and renewed Canada Research Chairs across 46 institutions in Canada. The announcement was made during his remarks at the Canadian Science Policy Conference in Ottawa, ON.

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

A three-pronged approach to helping Indonesia cope with climate change

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today announced $15 million in funding for the University of Waterloo’s Faculties of Mathematics and Environment to work with Indonesian partners on climate-change adaptation and mitigation strategies in the country.

Friday, November 11, 2022

Rebecca Rooney’s Waterloo Wetland Cleanup mobilizes community

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Water Institute member Dr. Rebecca Rooney and her Waterloo Wetland Lab organized a successful wetland information session and clean-up event on Wednesday, November 9th. The event took place at a small but highly visible urban wetland at the corner of Columbia and Fisher-Hallman roads in Waterloo, ON that has collected a large amount of unwelcomed litter.

More than 35 volunteers rolled up their sleeves to clean the wetland and raise awareness on the value of wetlands and the threats facing them.

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