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Thursday, May 24, 2018

Phosphexᵀᴹ wraps up field testing as a $10 million George Barley Water Prize contender

Phosphex test site George Barley Water Prize

Today, the University of Waterloo PhosphexTM team wraps up its field tests where they’ve demonstrated their technology’s ability to remove phosphorus from Holland Marsh in Bradford, Ontario.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

‘This is an eye-opener’: Changes in global water supply hint at future conflicts and crises

Wi in the media

Water Institute Executive Director Roy Brouwer spoke to the Globe and Mail on May 16 to provide comment on the new portrait of the world's water supply, gleaned from the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment, or GRACE.

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Heidi Swanson interviewed by Radio Canada International on $1.2 M investment in solving mystery of dwindling char in Arctic

water institute members in the media

Biology professor and Water Institute member Heidi Swanson was interviewed by Radio Canada International (RCI) on May 12 on the $1.2 million she received to lead a research project that aims to help solve the mystery of dwindling char numbers in Arctic. The funding, to be received over a five-year period, will come from the Federal government’s $75 million Coastal Restoration Fund. The aim of the project is to support community-partnered research and restore fish in the Coppermine River and other river systems near Kugluktuk, Nunavut.

Friday, May 11, 2018

Feds invest $1.2 million into Waterloo research on Nunavut fisheries

arctic char

Research will address climate change and rise of land masses after last glacial period.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Queen Elizabeth Scholar works with local community to adapt to climate change

Interview in Sindh Pakistan

It’s 8:00 in the morning in the Sindh province of Pakistan, and Sajida Awan is preparing to head back into the field to conduct a full day of interviews with local farmers. The temperature is rising, it will be 50 degrees Celsius by mid-day, and it will take her at least two hours to get to her location.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Water Institute brings Clean Water Here Global Photography Exhibit to Kitchener

women collecting water

The Clean Water Here Global Photography Exhibit, in partnership with the University of Waterloo’s Water Institute, opened at THEMUSEUM on Saturday, May 5, 2018 and features 13 photographs from around the world that document what the lack of safe drinking water means knowing the water cycle in its entirety includes all uses and users.

Monday, May 7, 2018

Graduate student represents clean water and sanitation during Sustainable Development Solutions Network Canada launch

Elaine Ho

Elaine Ho, PhD student in Waterloo’s School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability, has always had an affinity for water. As a child, Elaine was fascinated at the world beneath the surface that is so different from our own.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Making connections beyond the classroom

Maricor Jane Arlos

Facilitating and promoting interdisciplinary water research and education is a primary role of the Water Institute at the University of Waterloo. On a regular basis, the Water Institute brings an RBC Visiting Fellow to campus to stimulate discussion and the exploration of collaborative research opportunities with Water Institute faculty and students.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Expert panel calls for holistic approach to wastewater management

A Canadian Water Network expert panel which includes Water Institute member and professor in Waterloo’s Department of Biology, Mark Servos, is pushing for a more holistic and localized approach to wastewater management as the list of potential contaminants flowing to treatment plants across the country continues to expand.

Friday, April 27, 2018

Collaborative Water Program graduate splashes into entrepreneurial scene

Lauren Smith

Lauren Smith, a graduate of Waterloo's Collaborative Water Program, and her Velocity Science start-up PolyGone Technologies are developing products to tackle the bigger fish in the microplastics problem – microfibres.

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