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Monday, August 21, 2017

Water Institute researcher talks to CBC news about Syncrude's reclamation experiment

water institute members in the media

Half a decade ago, Syncrude had no idea whether a frozen slice of wetland, revealing centuries-old layers of peat and soil, would thrive after being transplanted to a former oilsands mine in order to regrow.

Water Institute researcher, Jonathan Price, professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Management, comments:

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Waterloo graduates take on Lake Erie's algal blooms


 Jill Crumb, Sylvie Spraakman and Nicole McLellan,

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Hyung-Sool Lee examines anaerobic oxidation of methane in new publication

The impact of methane gas on climate change is growing as warmer temperatures accelerate microbial methane emissions in nature. Water Institute member Hyung-Sool Lee, an associate professor in department of civil and environmental engineering, is discovering innovative ways to deal with this problem. His recent publication, “Kinetic study on anaerobic oxidation of methane coupled to denitrification,” offers new ideas about how to mitigate atmospheric methane efflux through anaerobic oxidation of methane (AOM).

Monday, August 14, 2017

Climate change is transforming Europe's floods, Water Institute member comments

A massive survey of European waters has found that across the continent, climate change has caused flood times to shift — sometimes by several weeks.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Salmon farmers adapt to climate change with help from a $4.4M collaboration

With sea surface temperatures in the North Atlantic Ocean already climbing, scientists are predicting Atlantic Canada’s $400 million salmon aquaculture industry could be wiped out within the next 25 years.