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Friday, January 5, 2018

Six new University of Waterloo-led Global Water Futures projects announced

Global Water Futures logo

Cold regions are experiencing dramatic changes to regional climate and environmental conditions, bringing about more severe floods, longer drought periods and deterioration of water quality that are putting economies, communities and ecosystems at risk. Six new University of Waterloo-led research projects that are part of the Global Water Futures program, will catalyze interdisciplinary research to help tackle these environmental challenges.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

New graduate course on Water Resources Economics offered by executive director of the Water Institute

In the 2017 fall term, the Department of Economics offered Waterloo’s graduate and undergraduate students a new elective course on Water Resources Economics (ECON 484/673).

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

A floating house to resist the floods of climate change

water institute members in the media

In the past two decades, the world’s ten worst floods have done more than a hundred and sixty-five billion dollars’ worth of damage and driven more than a billion people from their homes. In the summer of 2017 alone, Hurricane Harvey dumped more than fifty inches of rain over Texas, a monster monsoon season damaged more than eight hundred thousand homes in India, and flash floods and mudslides claimed at least five hundred lives in Sierra Leone.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Water Institute member named to the Order of Canada

A longtime professor and Water Institute member at Waterloo has added an appointment to the Order of Canada to his distinguished list of awards and accomplishments.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

New undergrad course exposes students to the quantitative side of water quality

Chris Parsons canoeing to a sampling site in Coot's Paradise near Toronto.

Chris Parsons canoeing to a sampling site in Coot's Paradise near Toronto.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Rob de Loë  on SERS and the Great Lakes connections

Rob de Loe on board pannel IJC

Water Institute member Rob De Loë shares his experience as a professor in the School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability and his involvement as the Canadian Co-Chair in the International Joint Commission’s Great Lakes Water Quality Board

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Front page of The Record features Water Institute members commenting on the importance of keeping the Grand River healthy

water institute members in the media

Professor Mark Servos, Canada Research Chair in Water Quality Protection and professor of Biology, Nandita Basu, professor in the Departments of Earth and Environmental Sciences and Civil and Environmental Engineering, and post-doctoral fellow, Kim Van Meter, were prominently featured in Kitchener-Waterloo’s local newspaper.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Susan Elliott weighs in on the global sanitation crisis

African children carrying water in Africa

Today, 4.5 billion people live without a household toilet that safely disposes of their waste. World Toilet Day, which took place on Sunday, November 19, is about inspiring action to tackle the global sanitation crisis.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Waterloo partners for potable pipe preservation

water institute members in the media

The University of Waterloo has entered into a partnership with the University of Alberta and Insituform Technologies to improve the maintenance of water distribution pipelines.

The partnership is part of the Alberta-Ontario Innovation Program(AOP)-NSERC program.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Collaborative Water Program student discovers high levels of plastic in Thunder Bay waters

water institute members in the media

Water samples taken from Lake Superior show that the Thunder Bay area appears to have a significant amount of plastic pollutants.

The samples were collected in 2014 as part of a fish survey on Lake Superior by an American research team.

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