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Thursday, March 23, 2017

The Water Institute brings AquaHacking to the Waterloo region

During World Water Day celebrations on March 22, the Water Institute and the de Gaspé Beaubien Foundation announced an exciting three-year partnership that will combine water expertise and technology to help mitigate the threats facing our Great Lakes.

Monday, March 13, 2017

An inside look at the Collaborative Water Program

Collaborative Water Program student, Danielle Lindamood, was accepted into the "Water Innovation Lab - India" program in the fall of 2016. It brought together 35 students and water practitioners from around the world for a two-week field experience in locations around India. The Water Institute was pleased to help fund part of Danielle’s trip where she spent two weeks overseas exploring different water problems and contexts, and presenting innovative ideas for solutions.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Water Institute signs Memorandum of Understanding with CRAES to advance research in water management

CRAES Signing

Yesterday, Waterloo’s Water Institute and the Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences (CRAES) signed a Memorandum of Understanding. The MOU formalizes the commitment to continue collaboration between China’s largest environmental research institute and the Water Institute in water management research, education and training.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Local solution to a global flooding problem

Water Institute member and architecture professor, Elizabeth English, is leading a team of Waterloo School of Architecture researchers who want to build a floating pavilion in a flood zone of the Grand River.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Qatar University and United Arab Emirates University partner with University of Waterloo to study fate and transport of petroleum pollutants in groundwater

Qatar Skyline

Four researchers from the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences are the co-recipients of a $672,000 USD grant from the Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) to study the fate of groundwater pollutants in arid regions.

The Waterloo team, all members of the Water Institute, are part of a consortium including researchers from Qatar University, United Arab Emirates University, Utrecht University, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, and Université Libre de Bruxelles.