11 Results for NSERC

The president of International Association for Great Lakes Research (IAGLR), Michael R. Twiss, PhD., has responded to a change in the structure of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada’s grants programs. In Budget 2018, it was proposed that several NSERC funding streams would be consolidated into a…

October 05, 2018 @ 10:28am

Peter Huck, a civil and environmental engineering professor and industrial research chair in water treatment, was recently awarded more than $3 million to continue his research program at the University of Waterloo. As part of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Industrial Research Chair (IRC) program,…

October 05, 2018 @ 9:48am

North American forest fires have achieved unprecedented scale in 2018. New research funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada’s (NSERC) Strategic Partnership Grant for Networks will aim to provide water security solutions amidst catastrophic fires and other climatic disasters. As reported last week, a research team…

August 20, 2018 @ 11:04am

Five members of the University of Waterloo’s Water Institute are among the ten researchers campus-wide to receive funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada’s (NSERC) Strategic Partnership Grants for Networks and Projects to further their water research. Monica Emelko, Trevor Charles, Juewen Liu, Michael Power, and…

August 13, 2018 @ 11:49am

The shape of water wins Oscars on Hollywood movie screens and is an engaging subject in real life too. Twenty photographs released by Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and Acfas as part of the Science Exposed photo contest are proof. The Science Exposed contest is devoted…

May 23, 2018 @ 11:36am

New research supported by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and Hydro-Quebec has improved the accuracy in measuring the relationship between lake size and eutrophication and the volume of greenhouse gases emissions from lakes globally. The paper, Greenhouse gas emissions from lakes and impoundments: Upscaling in…

March 27, 2018 @ 10:03am

Dr. Chris Metcalfe, a professor at the Trent School for the Environment and director of the Institute for Watershed Science, has been awarded $478,800 over three years from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council’s (NSERC) Strategic Partnership Grants for Projects program. The funding will be used to study the…

February 23, 2017 @ 10:25am

“There are real challenges facing our rivers,” said Deborah MacLatchy, Provost & Vice-President: Academic and a Professor of Biology at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario, and member of the Canadian Rivers Institute (CRI). “These challenges come in the form of climate change, urbanization, and industrial waste. Their impacts are just…

September 26, 2016 @ 6:54am

[caption id="attachment_8366" align="alignleft" width="183" caption="Professor Derek Gray. Image: McGill University."][/caption] Chemistry researchers at Montreal's McGill University have developed a key step towards making a cheap, portable, paper-based filter coated with silver nanoparticles to be used to prevent the spread of disease in emergency situations, such as floods and earthquakes. “Silver…

March 07, 2011 @ 10:01am

Donald Mavinic of the University of British Columbia, and Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies Inc., Stantec Consulting Ltd., Metro Vancouver, EPCOR Water Service Inc., and Clean Water Services Ltd., have won a 2010 Synergy Award for developing an efficient phosphorus recovery technology. Awarded by NSERC, the Synergy Awards recognize university-industry research and…

November 03, 2010 @ 9:03am

The Council of the Town of Orangeville last night passed a resolution supporting in principle a proposal from Orangeville-based Xogen Technologies Inc. to pilot and test a new wastewater treatment process at the Orangeville Water Pollution Control Plant. The Xogen technology treats wastewater using an electrolytic process that eliminates biosolids…

January 15, 2009 @ 12:56pm