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Friday, May 19, 2017

Water Institute scientists lead $1.9M project to help farmers reduce their greenhouse gas emissions

Members of Parliament Raj Saini, Marwan Tabbara, Bardish Chagger with Professors David Blowes, David Rudolph, Bernard Duncker

Today, University of Waterloo Earth scientists received a $1.9M grant from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada to examine greenhouse gas emissions from agricultural systems, and the impacts of alternative land-use practices and beneficial management practices (BMPs) on greenhouse gases.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

$2M awarded to Water Institute researchers

Congratulations to Water Institute members Laura Hug and Janusz Pawliszyn, who will receive a combined total of $2M through the Canada Research Chairs (CRC) and Canada Foundation for Innovation’s John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF).

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Dams are major driver of global environmental change

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Water reservoirs created by damming rivers could have significant impacts on the world’s carbon cycle and climate system that aren’t being accounted for, a new study concludes.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Flooding, flooding everywhere – do Canadians have insurance for it? Blair Feltmate head of Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation comments

Global news released a story today on the surprising lack of awareness among Canadian homeowners about flood compensation, and what Canadians can do to prepare for flooding. 

Researchers at the Interdisciplinary Centre on Climate Change and the Partners for Action research network at the University of Waterloo surveyed 2,300 homeowners who live in communities that the Government of Canada’s Flood Damage Reduction Program designated as flood-risk areas.

The study found that 94 percent of respondents are unaware of their risk and don’t know that recent government policy changes puts the onus on homeowners to insure their homes.

The story includes comments by Water Institute member Blair Feltmate, of the School of Environment, Enterprise and Development. 

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Accelerating water innovation through industry-led collaborative projects

Tackling the world’s water challenges is no easy task. It requires interdisciplinary thinking, innovation and collaboration in order to make meaningful and impactful progress.