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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

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

standing in flooded basement

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

irene at WWF

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.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Water Institute and São Paulo partner to address the State’s water crisis

sao paulo skyline

The State of São Paulo, Brazil has faced severe water shortages in the recent past and may be heading towards another water crisis. During this time, the Water Institute has partnered with local stakeholders to help investigate some of the most important aspects of water security in São Paulo, and new and fortified partnerships are driving these initiatives forward.

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.

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.

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