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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

WaterPuris off to AquaHacking finals: will pitch toilet tech that zaps endocrine disruptors


This coming week, the University of Waterloo campus community is rallying behind our student startup WaterPuris as they head to Toronto on Oct. 25 for the 2018 AquaHacking Challenge: Lake Ontario and Beyond finals.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Strengthening our human connection to water with a new digital platform

Girls Gone Water

Danielle Lindamood and Irene Brueckner-Irwin have had a passion for water for as long as they can remember. It’s what led them to become actively involved in the Water Institute, and what inspired them to launch a unique, online platform that shares the incredible impacts of people working in the water-related fields with a particular focus on women.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Why Ontario is struggling to fight Lake Erie’s toxic green goo

view from under water

Ever since 2012, when Canada and the United States signed an agreement pledging to take action on high phosphorus levels in Lake Erie, the two countries have been working to make a dent. Canada’s public and private sectors have shelled out at least $30 million on research and pilot projects aimed at identifying the sources of the phosphorus leaking into the lake and at developing ways to eliminate them — and the toxic algae blooms they produce.

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Sarawak to model mega dam management after Canada, CM says

water institute members in the media button

KUCHING, Oct 7 — Sarawak will be taking Canada as a model in the management and governance of its mega dams and water usage, Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Openg said today.

He said Canada, in particular the province of Ontario, has a long history and reputation of hydro power generation with the first hydro plant built about 100 years ago.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

State of Sarawak visits Water Institute to uncover emerging technologies

state of sarawak visits water institute waterloo

The State of Sarawak, Malaysia is routing water from its remote regions into its cities. To support this initiative, a delegation of officials, headed by their Chief Minister, visited Ontario this past week to consult water experts on leading-edge practices and emerging technologies. On their roster of research powerhouse visits was the Water Institute, and following the Oct. 1 meeting, a solid base for future collaboration between the State and Institute researchers was forged.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Water Institute member awarded over $3 million to support Canada’s water treatment

peter huck water institute waterloo

Peter Huck, a civil and environmental engineering professor and Industrial Research Chair in Water Treatment, was recently awarded more than $3 million to continue his research program at the University of Waterloo.

Monday, October 1, 2018

Ren and Wong named to Royal Society of Canada

caroyn ren and alexander wong

Two water researchers from the University of Waterloo have been named members of the prestigious Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Breaking Boundaries in Water Research: Conference recap

Water Research conference name tags

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.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Applying mathematics to water problems: A student's perspective

Laura Chandler

Growing up, Laura Chandler always had an affinity for water. During elementary school, many of her science fair projects explored algae in local lakes – why it was formed, and what we can do to avoid it. Her love for water and sustainability continued throughout her academic career and it is what led her to Waterloo’s Collaborative Water Program.

Friday, September 14, 2018

New online platform makes it easy to capture accurate weather information

hurricane imagery from space satellite

Many aspects of modern life depend on the weather and the ability to access accurate weather information. Environmental models, for example, are tools with a wide range of applications such as flood and drought monitoring, carbon storage and release estimates, or predictions of power generation and capacity.

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