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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Waterloo graduates take on Lake Erie's algal blooms


 Jill Crumb, Sylvie Spraakman and Nicole McLellan,

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Hyung-Sool Lee examines anaerobic oxidation of methane in new publication

The impact of methane gas on climate change is growing as warmer temperatures accelerate microbial methane emissions in nature. Water Institute member Hyung-Sool Lee, an associate professor in department of civil and environmental engineering, is discovering innovative ways to deal with this problem. His recent publication, “Kinetic study on anaerobic oxidation of methane coupled to denitrification,” offers new ideas about how to mitigate atmospheric methane efflux through anaerobic oxidation of methane (AOM).

Monday, August 14, 2017

Climate change is transforming Europe's floods, Water Institute member comments

A massive survey of European waters has found that across the continent, climate change has caused flood times to shift — sometimes by several weeks.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Women of the Collaborative Water Program are stemming the plastic tide in Lake Erie

Team PolyGone

Microplastics contribute an estimated 10,000 metric tons of plastic debris that end up in our Great Lakes every year. These tiny particles of plastic, less than five millimeters in size, can come from things like hand soap, toothpaste, makeup, and even clothing. They are particularly concerning, because their small size and buoyancy allow a number of them to slip through water treatment filters, making their way into our waterways and food chain.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Conserving wetlands could save Canadians millions in flood damage


Leaving wetlands in their natural state could reduce the financial costs of flooding by nearly 40 per cent, according to a report from the University of Waterloo.

Researchers at Waterloo’s Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation found that avoiding wetland loss could lead to substantial savings for Canadian communities that experience flooding.