News archive - June 2023

Monday, June 26, 2023

Water Institute hosts University of Riau, Indonesia peatland researchers

Group photo

The Water Institute recently hosted a delegation from the University of Riau, Indonesia for a joint workshop on nature-based solutions for climate adaptation and peatland management.

The purpose of the workshop was to share information on respective peatland research programs, discuss best practices for the design and establishment of university research institutes and to explore potential collaborative opportunities.

Tuesday, June 20, 2023

New technology offers simple, low-cost method for encapsulation

Encapsulation technology

Novel technology could be useful in the nutraceutical, pharmaceutical, food and beverage, cosmetic and personal care industries

By Media Relations

Researchers at the University of Waterloo have developed a simple, low-cost method for accurately encapsulating core materials (which could be pure liquid or liquid containing suspended functional ingredients) that could make important contributions to a wide range of industry applications.

The process, known as a liquid-liquid encapsulation system, introduces a drop of core material through a nozzle, which impacts on a host bath, containing a floating shell layer on the surface. When a complex interaction of the core material with the shell layer occurs, it creates a stable encapsulation which protects the core material and safeguards it from an aggressive environment enabling a timely release of the cargo material to a targeted area.

Friday, June 16, 2023

NSERC Chair in Water Treatment celebrates 30 years

Peter Huck - NSERC Chair in Water Treatment celebrates 30 years

Water Institute member Dr. Peter Huck, a Civil and Environment Engineering Professor who has been dubbed “The Wayne Gretzky of the Water Industry,” is celebrating a remarkable 30 years as the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Chair in Water Treatment.

Thursday, June 15, 2023

Recognizing excellence in professional engineering

Emelko and Ren

Two Water Institute faculty members have been elected fellows by Canada’s most distinguished engineering academy.

By Angie Docking Faculty of Engineering

Dr. Monica Emelko and Dr. Carolyn Ren are among the newest cohort of 55 fellows to be elected to the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE) by their peers. Fellows have been selected because of their "outstanding contributions to engineering and for serving as role models in their fields and communities,” said CAE’s president Dr. Soheil Asfarpour in a media release. 

The Canadian Academy of Engineering is foremost national engineering institution through which Canada's most distinguished and experienced engineers provide strategic advice on matters of critical importance to the country.

An in-person induction ceremony honouring the 2023 elected fellows will take place June 20 in Victoria, British Columbia.

Friday, June 2, 2023

Water Institute hosts delegation from University of Eastern Finland (UEF) Water and Finnish Environment Institute

River restoration tour

A delegation consisting of two Environmental Law Professors from the University of Eastern Finland (UEF), Dr. Niko Soininen and Dr. Antti Belinskij, Senior Research Scientist from the Finnish Environment Institute, Dr. Saija Koljonen, and Ph.D. student Ms. Suvi-Tuuli Puharinen, also in the department of Environmental Law at UEF, visited the Water Institute from May 9-19.

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