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Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Webinar explores how academic research is used to support decision-making

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Have you ever wondered how the research developed within academic institutions influences decision-making? When it comes to water, there are many examples of how university-based research and discovery can be applied to help water managers make science-based decisions within their respective organizations.

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

New online water economics seminar series launched

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The editors of two leading international water economics journals, Water Resources and Economics and Water Economics and Policy, have joined forces to launch a new online seminar series named SWELL.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Report identifies cost-effective ways homeowners can protect themselves from the top climate change cost in Canada – basement flooding

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With the right information and often for less than $250, homeowners can protect themselves from the increasing risks of basement floods, according to a report from the University of Waterloo.

Monday, January 14, 2019

Water Institute intern visually depicts years of Ontario shoreline cleanup data

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Underscores value of citizen science and linking with stakeholders to refine and share research results

Nearly 95,700 Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup volunteers hauled approximately 263,000 kilograms of litter from Ontario shorelines between 2010-17. Volunteer citizen scientists have logged the amounts and types of litter they have found during their community cleanups, however this information has not often been utilized by researchers to explore notable trends over extended time periods.

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