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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Rising sea temperatures will hit fisheries and communities in poor countries the hardest

This wood tower on Bikeman islet, in the central Pacific island nation of Kiribati, used to be on the sand.

The following story was co-authored by Water Institute member Jeremy Pittman, assistant professor in Waterloo's School of Planning, and originally appeared in The Conversation Canada.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Graduate program brings together students from all six Waterloo faculties for a unique learning opportunity

Students electrofishing in Grand River

For one week in September, graduate students in the Collaborative Water Program (CWP) step outside of the classroom and gain hands-on learning experience from local water experts and community members in the Grand River Watershed. Bringing together graduate students from all six University of Waterloo faculties, the CWP provides a unique interdisciplinary learning environment for future water leaders.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

What can cities do to go "blue"? Elizabeth English comments

water institute members in the media

In a number of projects and proposals, architects and urban planners are working with water instead of against it.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Two Water Institute members represent Waterloo at the 8th IWA Membrane Technology Conference and Exhibition 

Wayne Parker

Two Water Institute members recently attended, and participated in, the 8th IWA Membrane Technology Conference and Exhibition (IWA-MTC) for Water and Wastewater Treatment and Reuse in Singapore. The 8th IWA-MTC brought together scientists and application engineers, providing a unique platform for professionals in the membrane community to connect and exchange knowledge.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Efforts to reduce pollution from agriculture paying off slowly

runoff of soil fertilzer

Efforts by farmers to reduce the amount of fertilizer that reaches drinking water sources can take years to have a positive impact, according to a recent study from the University of Waterloo.