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Monday, March 27, 2017

Water Institute members receive funding for Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships

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 prestigious Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships (QES) – Advanced Scholars program to build institutional capacity in select Commonwe

Thursday, March 23, 2017

The Water Institute brings AquaHacking to the Waterloo region

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.

Monday, March 13, 2017

An inside look at the Collaborative Water Program

Collaborative Water Program student, Danielle Lindamood, was accepted into the "Water Innovation Lab - India" program in the fall of 2016. It brought together 35 students and water practitioners from around the world for a two-week field experience in locations around India. The Water Institute was pleased to help fund part of Danielle’s trip where she spent two weeks overseas exploring different water problems and contexts, and presenting innovative ideas for solutions.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Water Institute signs Memorandum of Understanding with CRAES to advance research in water management

CRAES Signing

Yesterday, Waterloo’s Water Institute and the Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences (CRAES) signed a Memorandum of Understanding. The MOU formalizes the commitment to continue collaboration between China’s largest environmental research institute and the Water Institute in water management research, education and training.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Local solution to a global flooding problem

Water Institute member and architecture professor, Elizabeth English, is leading a team of Waterloo School of Architecture researchers who want to build a floating pavilion in a flood zone of the Grand River.