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Friday, June 16, 2017

As the floods come, who should pay the price for preparation?

While a lot of noise is made about preventing floods by banning construction and rebuilding in flood zones, many existing neighbourhoods need protection and not relocation.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Water Institute members lead impactful projects on climate change

Climate change is significantly impacting Canada’s water resources. From melting permafrost, to more pervasive algal blooms, to increased flooding, these impacts are only expected to increase in the future. Three professors from the University of Waterloo’s Water Institute have been awarded significant grants to develop new, innovative technologies and to deliver new management approaches to enhance the resilience and adaptive capacity of Canada’s water resources in the face of climate change.

Friday, May 19, 2017

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

Members of Parliament Raj Saini, Marwan Tabbara, Bardish Chagger with Professors David Blowes, David Rudolph, Bernard Duncker

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.