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Thursday, January 4, 2018

New graduate course on Water Resources Economics offered by executive director of the Water Institute

In the 2017 fall term, the Department of Economics offered Waterloo’s graduate and undergraduate students a new elective course on Water Resources Economics (ECON 484/673).

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Water Institute member named to the Order of Canada

A longtime professor and Water Institute member at Waterloo has added an appointment to the Order of Canada to his distinguished list of awards and accomplishments.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

New undergrad course exposes students to the quantitative side of water quality

Chris Parsons canoeing to a sampling site in Coot's Paradise near Toronto.

Chris Parsons canoeing to a sampling site in Coot's Paradise near Toronto.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Susan Elliott weighs in on the global sanitation crisis

African children carrying water in Africa

Today, 4.5 billion people live without a household toilet that safely disposes of their waste. World Toilet Day, which took place on Sunday, November 19, is about inspiring action to tackle the global sanitation crisis.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Newly funded EU Horizon 2020 project seeks to develop and apply innovative marine cleaning technologies and approaches

marine litter

The presence and accumulation of plastic debris in the marine environment has seen a substantial increase, with global production of plastics having grown exponentially in the last 60 years, from 1.5 million tons of plastics around 1950 to more than 300 million tons annually in 2014. In 2010 alone, estimates show that between 4.8 and 12.7 million tons of plastic litter entered the marine environment (UNEP and GRID-Arendal, 2016. Marine Litter Vital Graphics. United Nations Environment Programme, Nairobi, Kenya).