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The Water Institute is excited to host its inaugural event showcasing the research of early career faculty. Covering topics such as climate smart agriculture, remote sensing of freshwater lakes, GHG dynamics in waterbodies and interconnections in water-energy-food systems, eight faculty members from across four faculties and six departments/schools will share a glimpse into their research on October 31st.

Water Institute member Larry Swatuk, professor, School of Environment, Enterprise and Development, School of Planning and Department of Geography and Environmental Management, and School of Planning alumna Corrine Cash, assistant professor, Department of Geography and Environment, Mount Allison University, have a new book out offering best practices for avoiding Day Zero.


New Innovation Research Challenge Seeks Proposals for Novel Applications of BlackBerry Technologies to Advance Progress Against UN Sustainable Development Goals

WATERLOO, ONTARIO – January 6, 2022 – Building on a partnership spanning over three decades, BlackBerry Limited (NYSE: BB; TSX: BB) and the University of Waterloo’s Water Institute, one of the world’s top water research institutes, today launched a first-of-its-kind innovation research challenge for professors and students.

The Water Innovation Challenge invites new applications of BlackBerry technologies to address water-related challenges, including the cybersecurity of water systems, water emergencies, and Internet of Things (IoT) water management solutions.  

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WaterLeadership is a professional development program offered by the Water Institute that helps students and faculty develop applied research impact skills to catalyze knowledge into action.

Curated, developed, and presented by our Knowledge Mobilization Specialist, Nancy Goucher, the training sessions cover a range of topics related to Knowledge Mobilization and leadership development. 

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Aquanty Inc., a water resources science and technology firm specializing in predictive analytics, simulation and forecasting, research services, and IoT, was recently selected one of Waterloo, Ontario’s “top 11 big data startups and companies” by Best Startup Canada.

The top companies were selected based on their exceptional performance in innovation, growth, management and societal impact.