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Friday, October 20, 2017

Water Institute researcher tackles problems facing wastewater treatment plants

Wayne Parker with graduate student in classroom

Beating the cold has taken on new meaning for University of Waterloo researchers who are working to help Canadian wastewater treatment plants become more environmentally sustainable.

One of the research group’s projects involves a problem at a plant in the southern Ontario community of Keswick that is subject to stringent discharge limits.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Rising sea temperatures will hit fisheries and communities in poor countries the hardest

This wood tower on Bikeman islet, in the central Pacific island nation of Kiribati, used to be on the sand.

The following story was co-authored by Water Institute member Jeremy Pittman, assistant professor in Waterloo's School of Planning, and originally appeared in The Conversation Canada.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Graduate program brings together students from all six Waterloo faculties for a unique learning opportunity

Students electrofishing in Grand River

For one week in September, graduate students in the Collaborative Water Program (CWP) step outside of the classroom and gain hands-on learning experience from local water experts and community members in the Grand River Watershed. Bringing together graduate students from all six University of Waterloo faculties, the CWP provides a unique interdisciplinary learning environment for future water leaders.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Efforts to reduce pollution from agriculture paying off slowly

runoff of soil fertilzer

Efforts by farmers to reduce the amount of fertilizer that reaches drinking water sources can take years to have a positive impact, according to a recent study from the University of Waterloo.

Friday, September 8, 2017

The Royal Society of Canada elects David Blowes as new Fellow

David Blowes

The Water Institute is thrilled to announce that David Blowes, professor in Waterloo’s Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.