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Monday, August 23, 2021

Water Institute member joins editorial team of new PLOS Water journal

Cover image of the journal PLOS WATER

Water Institute member Monica Emelko, Canada Research Chair in Water Science, Technology and Policy, and professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, has recently been named section editor for Weather and Climate Change for the new peer-reviewed, open access journal, PLOS Water. 

Monday, June 28, 2021

Waterloo experts featured in Government of Canada’s new national report on climate change

Sector Impacts and Adaptation chapter of Canada in a Changing Climate: National Issues Report released on June 28th, 2021

Water Institute and Interdisciplinary Centre on Climate Change (IC3) members and Waterloo Professors Daniel Scott and Jason Thistlethwaite are contributing authors of the Sector Impacts and Adaptation chapter of the Canada in a Changing Climate: National Issues Report, released on June 28th, 2021 by the Government of Canada.

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Waterloo research institutes host interdisciplinary summer school on water security and climate change

Skyline of Toronto, Ontario

Climate change poses significant risks to water security in urban settings. Addressing this complex challenge requires collaboration and the incorporation of knowledge and expertise from various disciplines.

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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