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by Chantal Vallis
Estimated reading time: 1:40 

Under the banner of Waterloo’s new Sustainable Futures initiative, the Water Institute, Waterloo Climate Institute (WCI), and Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy (WISE) are looking for emerging top scholars to work across the institutes on interdisciplinary research at the cross-section of climate change, energy and water.

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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. 

Underscores value of citizen science and linking with stakeholders to refine and share research results

Nearly 95,700 Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup volunteers hauled approximately 263,000 kilograms of litter from Ontario shorelines between 2010-17. Volunteer citizen scientists have logged the amounts and types of litter they have found during their community cleanups, however this information has not often been utilized by researchers to explore notable trends over extended time periods.

The State of São Paulo, Brazil has faced severe water shortages in the recent past and may be heading towards another water crisis. During this time, the Water Institute has partnered with local stakeholders to help investigate some of the most important aspects of water security in São Paulo, and new and fortified partnerships are driving these initiatives forward.