Thursday, June 27, 2019

Water programs ‘inadequate’ in African universities

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Despite Sub-Saharan Africa facing protracted water problems, only one per cent of universities in the sub-region offer water education programs, a study has found.

According to the study, higher education related to water is key to building capacity to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal that focuses on water and sanitation for all by 2030. Thus, the study assessed 28,077 institutions of higher education for water-related programs.

Friday, June 21, 2019

The Water Institute holds workshop with delegates from China Research Academy of Environmental Sciences (CRAES)

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Water Institute member Fereidoun Rezanezhad, Assistant Professor in Waterloo’s Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, led a series of workshops and meetings to further collaboration between the China Research Academy of Environmental Sciences (CRAES) and Water Institute members with a specific focus on soil-wa

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

NRC invests in floating homes research as part of flood mitigation strategy

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Imagine a flood without sandbags, berms, pumps or panic — one that did little or no damage to waterfront homes.

That’s the vision of Water Institute member and University of Waterloo professor Elizabeth English, an architect who has pioneered research into the use of buoyant foundations and floating homes.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Students head home from inaugural Water Institute Summer School with new insights to apply to the world’s water problems

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The Water Institute wrapped up a successful “Climate Change and Water Security in Urbanized Watersheds” PhD Summer School which ran from June 3 to 12 at St. Jerome’s University's campus.

Participants included more than 30 students originating from five continents and 15 countries with backgrounds ranging from physical sciences, biologic sciences, computer sciences, social sciences, engineering and public health.

Monday, June 10, 2019

Ocean and coastal sustainability

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by Water Institute Member Derek Armitage.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Fast, affordable water testing for the developing world

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Engineering researchers combine biochemistry and smartphone AI software in new system 

Sushanta Mitra was doing field trials in remote areas of India when he was struck by how many people with no reliable access to clean water were connected to the internet via smartphones. 

The contrast amazed him. It also gave him a good idea. 

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Developing nations need focus on water research: UN

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Post-secondary education and research aimed at tackling the global water crisis is concentrated in wealthy countries rather than the poorer, developing places where it is most needed, the UN University said.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Ready or not? SOWC looks at approaching municipal deadlines for managing Ontario’s municipal water and wastewater assets

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The University of Waterloo’s Centre for Advancement of Trenchless Technologies, led by Water Institute member Dr. Mark Knight, and the Southern Ontario Water Consortium (SOWC) helping to assess how well municipalities are doing with asset management process implementation

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