Relevant, impactful, interdisciplinary water research

The Water Institute supports and amplifies the collective research of more than 170 faculty members and over 350 graduate students. Facilitating interdisciplinary research and education to address increasingly complex water issues is one of our primary objectives as an institute. 

The University of Waterloo is making significant contributions towards achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, including its objective to ensure the availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all. The Water Institute plays a crucial role in this strategy by providing a dynamic, interdisciplinary platform for researchers and students to collectively make a global impact in addressing water issues of increasing scale and complexity.

 _ Charmaine Dean, Vice-President, Research and International, University of Waterloo

    The Water Institute is building on the tradition of excellence established by our founding water researchers by exercising the University of Waterloo’s ethos — collaboration and innovation — in addressing increasingly complex water challenges.  

     — Feridun Hamdullahpur, President and Vice-Chancellor, University of Waterloo