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Relevant, impactful, interdisciplinary water research

The Water Institute supports and amplifies the collective research of more than 150 faculty members and over 400 graduate students. Facilitating interdisciplinary research and education to address increasingly complex water issues is one of our primary objectives as an institute. 

Themes

Our researchers represent all six University of Waterloo faculties, including 23 departments and schools. It is interdisciplinary collaboration that allows researchers — specializing in water engineering, economics, science, and governance — to transcend all five of the Water Institute's key themes:

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"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

    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