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Monday, June 25, 2018

Waterloo students sink competition at AquaHacking semi-finals

Rachel Tao, Oliver Witham, Robert Liang, Ivana Zurakowsky

Institutions around the Great Lakes gathered at the 2018 AquaHacking semi-finals in Toronto to present their solutions for the issues facing the Great Lakes. Competing teams were given five minutes to pitch their idea to judges throughout the afternoon at the RBC WaterPark Place.

Five of the 16 teams that competed were selected to move on to the finals in October, including a University of Waterloo team, WaterPuris, that is tackling the issue of endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDC) in our Great Lakes.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Water experts mobilize in Toronto to discuss water security

Water on rocks

There are 700 million people in 43 countries currently suffering from water scarcity. By 2025, 1.8 billion people are expected to be living in countries or regions with absolute water scarcity.

On June 17-20, Water Institute members and water experts from around the world are gathering in Toronto to discuss issues of water security at the First International Conference on Water Security.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Outstanding performance award winners named

Congratulations to the 11 Water Institute members who are recipients of the 2017 Outstanding Performance Awards announced by Vice-President, Academic and Provost George Dixon.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Global Water Futures meeting mobilizes Waterloo researchers tackling climate change

Global Water Futures Waterloo meeting

Last week, the Water Institute gathered University of Waterloo researchers involved in the Global Water Futures (GWF) project for a university-wide meeting to share updates and meet new members of the GWF core team.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Queen Elizabeth Scholar works with local community to adapt to climate change

Interview in Sindh Pakistan

It’s 8:00 in the morning in the Sindh province of Pakistan, and Sajida Awan is preparing to head back into the field to conduct a full day of interviews with local farmers. The temperature is rising, it will be 50 degrees Celsius by mid-day, and it will take her at least two hours to get to her location.

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