News for Current students

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Understanding and protecting the lakes in the Peace-Athabasca Delta

Mitchell Kay being interviewed for Parks Canada Documentary

Located in northeast Alberta, the Peace-Athabasca Delta (PAD) is one of the most magnificent wetlands in the world. Serving as the junction of four major North American waterfowl migratory routes, millions of ducks and geese descend to feed and nest here each summer.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Students discover what innovation means at Waterlution’s Water Innovation Lab

Design thinking - post-its on board

Two Collaborative Water Program students travelled to Australia in May to participate in Waterlution’s Water Innovation Lab (WIL) – a one-week expedition with the goal of developing future water leaders who can think holistically, design innovatively and communicate across sectors and generations. Below, Maggie Hall and Amy Yang share their experience.

Monday, June 25, 2018

Waterloo students sink competition at AquaHacking semi-finals

Rachel Tao, Oliver Witham, Robert Liang, Ivana Zurakowsky

Institutions around the Great Lakes gathered at the 2018 AquaHacking semi-finals in Toronto to present their solutions for the issues facing the Great Lakes. Competing teams were given five minutes to pitch their idea to judges throughout the afternoon at the RBC WaterPark Place.

Five of the 16 teams that competed were selected to move on to the finals in October, including a University of Waterloo team, WaterPuris, that is tackling the issue of endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDC) in our Great Lakes.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Water experts mobilize in Toronto to discuss water security

Water on rocks

There are 700 million people in 43 countries currently suffering from water scarcity. By 2025, 1.8 billion people are expected to be living in countries or regions with absolute water scarcity.

On June 17-20, Water Institute members and water experts from around the world are gathering in Toronto to discuss issues of water security at the First International Conference on Water Security.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Outstanding performance award winners named

Congratulations to the 11 Water Institute members who are recipients of the 2017 Outstanding Performance Awards announced by Vice-President, Academic and Provost George Dixon.

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