News for Alumni

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Fish farming tech earns alumnus a national award

An alumnus of Waterloo Engineering and 2017 winner of the AquaHacking competition who parlayed his graduate research into a startup company that is out to solve worldwide water problems has been recognized by a national innovation organization.

Jason Deglint, a co-founder of Blue Lion Labs, is one of five winners of a Mitacs Entrepreneur Award for turning research into businesses that impact the lives of Canadians.

Monday, June 7, 2021

Newly published article projects increase in peatland carbon emissions during non-growing season due to climate warming

In an impactful article just released in Nature’s Communications Earth & Environment journal, Water Institute members Fereidoun Rezanezhad and Philippe Van Cappellen provide insight into how global peatlands may respond to future climate warming.

Thursday, June 3, 2021

Water Institute member James Craig elected president of the Canadian Society for Hydrologic Sciences

The Water Institute is excited to announce that James Craig, Canada Research Chair in Hydrologic Modelling and Analysis and professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, has recently been elected president of the Canadian Society for Hydrologic Sciences (CSHS) for a two-year term starting this June.

Monday, May 31, 2021

Microplastics pollution: Water Institute researchers address key research gaps

Plastics pollution is a global environmental hazard with potentially harmful impacts on wildlife, ecosystem services, and human health and wellbeing. Microplastics in particular are of great concern because of their ability to be transported over great distances and absorb and disperse contaminants widely.

Monday, January 14, 2019

Water Institute intern visually depicts years of Ontario shoreline cleanup data

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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.

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