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Friday, May 19, 2017

Water Institute scientists lead $1.9M project to help farmers reduce their greenhouse gas emissions

The Honourable Raj Saini, MP for Kitchener Centre, Marwan Tabbara, MP for Kitchener-South Hespler, and Bardish Chagger, Minister

Today, University of Waterloo Earth scientists received a $1.9M grant from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada to examine greenhouse gas emissions from agricultural systems, and the impacts of alternative land-use practices and beneficial management practices (BMPs) on greenhouse gases.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Dams are major driver of global environmental change

Dam

Water reservoirs created by damming rivers could have significant impacts on the world’s carbon cycle and climate system that aren’t being accounted for, a new study concludes.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Discovery in northern lakes may be key to understanding early life on Earth

Boreal Lakes

A team of researchers has discovered that many Canadian lakes can provide new insights into ancient oceans, and their findings could advance research about greenhouse gas emissions, harmful algal blooms, and early life forms.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Water Institute members receive funding from the Queen Elizabeth Scholars Program

African children gathering water

Interdisciplinary approaches are key when investigating potential impacts from climate change on human, economic and environmental systems. Unexpected changes to the quantity and quality of water available to local communities and environments can have wide-ranging effects, including impacting public health, environmental resilience, and agricultural and food security. Four Water Institute researchers were recently awarded funding from the Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Advanced Scholars Program to build institutional capacity in select Commonwealth countries to address linkage

Thursday, March 23, 2017

The Water Institute brings AquaHacking to the Waterloo region

AquaHacking t-shirt logo

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.