News archive - March 2022

Thursday, March 31, 2022

SWIGS 2022 Water and You art contest submissions

Water and You contest banner

Thank you to students from the Kitchener-Waterloo-Cambridge Region in grades 4-7, who participated in the Students of the Water Institute Graduate Section (SWIGS) 2022 Water and You art contest!

We received so many wonderful submissions which promoted this year’s United Nations World Water Day theme: Making Groundwater Visible.

Thursday, March 24, 2022

Innovative research and advocacy highlighted at World Water Day 2022

World Water Day theme image

The Water Institute and Students of the Water Institute Graduate Section (SWIGS) hosted their annual World Water Day Celebration on Tuesday, March 22.

In a mix of virtual and in-person events, eight high-profile groundwater experts and two environmental justice advocates addressed hundreds of attendees around Canada and beyond.

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Water Institute Seed Grant recipients announced

Seedlings

The Water Institute is pleased to announce that four research teams have been awarded funding in the Winter 2022 seed grant competition.

The Water Institute’s seed grant program was initiated in 2014 to stimulate interdisciplinary collaboration, international partnerships, and to encourage the development of new research areas that tackle increasingly complex global water issues. 

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Q and A with the experts: Ukraine crisis reignites debate over Line-5 pipeline

Frozen Lake

Amid rising oil prices stemming from sanctions on Russia for its invasion of Ukraine, the Canadian government is pressing Michigan to end its opposition to the transnational Line-5 pipeline. Water Institute member professor Grant Gunn explains the environmental concerns regarding the pipeline being situated at the bottom of lakes that annually freeze over. 

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Q and A with the experts: Current and future challenges facing Canada’s groundwater supply

World Water Day, annually observed by the United Nations on March 22, celebrates water and raises awareness to the billions of people living without access to safe water. This year’s theme is groundwater: making the invisible visible. But what are the current and future challenges facing this natural resource in Canada?

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