News for Current students

Monday, October 15, 2018

Strengthening our human connection to water with a new digital platform

Girls Gone Water

Danielle Lindamood and Irene Brueckner-Irwin have had a passion for water for as long as they can remember. It’s what led them to become actively involved in the Water Institute, and what inspired them to launch a unique, online platform that shares the incredible impacts of people working in the water-related fields with a particular focus on women.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Water Institute member awarded over $3 million to support Canada’s water treatment

peter huck water institute waterloo

Peter Huck, a civil and environmental engineering professor and Industrial Research Chair in Water Treatment, was recently awarded more than $3 million to continue his research program at the University of Waterloo.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Student startup wants to bring clean water to those who need it most

catalight

According to the World Health Organization, 2.1 billion people lack access to safely managed drinking water. Without safe drinking water, people are at risk of contracting water-borne diseases, which are responsible for more than 3.4 million deaths each year.

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.

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