Breaking Boundaries in Water Research: Conference recap

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

The Water Institute’s Water Research Conference: Breaking Boundaries in Water Research, took place on Monday, September 24 at the University of Waterloo. Nearly 200 water researchers, students and industry professionals came together to learn about the interdisciplinary water research happening at Waterloo, and around the world.

audience at water research conference

The conference included presentations from international Water Institute board members, including two keynotes from 2016 Stockholm Water Prize winner Joan Rose and 2018 Stockholm Water Prize winner Mark van Loosdrecht. Presenters shared their latest research, opening up new opportunities for discussion, collaboration and impact.

water institute research conference sign

Water Institute members from all six Waterloo faculties participated in the conference, presenting on the Water Institute’s five interconnected theme areas: Human Health and Well-Being; Urban Water Systems; Watershed Management; Blue Economy; and the Global Water Cycle.

Mark Van Loosdrecht

2018 Stockholm Water Prize winner, Professor Mark van Loosdrecht

Students from Waterloo’s Collaborative Water Program also had an opportunity to present outcomes of WATER 602, highlighting the importance of interdisciplinarity when solving water challenges along the Grand River.

Collaborative Water Program students

Collaborative Water Program students from WATER 602 present course outcomes.

Highlights

Charmaine Dean

Water Research conference tweet

Water research conference tweet

Merrel-Anne Phare tweet

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RBC advacement tweet

Collaborative Water Program students present tweet

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