Water Institute welcomes members, students and friends to 2018 open house

Friday, January 19, 2018

On Thursday, January 18, the Water Institute welcomed members, students, and friends from across campus to tour the Institute’s new space, and to hear remarks from the executive director, Roy Brouwer

Roy Brouwer presenting at Water Institute Open House

Professor Roy Brouwer presents the Water Institute's new publication, WaterResearch.

Water Institute members, graduate students and staff had an opportunity to connect with one another and listen to professor Roy Brouwer discuss the Water Institute’s accomplishments over the past year and share strategic goals for 2018.

professor conversing at Water Institute Open House

Professor Susan Elliott speaks with professor Chris Parsons and managing director of the Water Institute, Kevin Boehmer.

“The growth  of the Water Institute’s international profile is attributable to the tremendous researchers in this room,” said Brouwer. “The interdisciplinary and innovative research that is taking place at the Water Institute continues to impress top water academics and practitioners from around the globe.”

Students of the Water Institute Graduate Section at the Water Institute Open House

SWIGS 2017-18 executives from left to right: Erin Mills, ​Wynona Klemt, Amy Yang, Stephanie Slowinski, and Amy Dietrich.

The afternoon wrapped up with a slideshow highlighting the 2017 accomplishments of the Water Institute and its members – such as Keith Hipel being named to the Order of Canada, the new WaterResearch publication, 2017 Seed Grant winners, and the seven-year interdisciplinary Global Water Futures program – and a screening of the Water Institute’s animated video.

Professor Elizabeth English and Roy Brouwer

Professor Elizabeth English and professor Roy Brouwer.

Rob deLoe and students at Water Institute Open House

Professor Rob de Loë and members of SWIGS.

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