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Tag: University of Waterloo

Outdoor Watering Restrictions Only Work in Hottest, Driest Weather: Study

Municipal bylaws that restrict outdoor watering every summer effectively reduce consumption only during particularly hot, dry periods, according to a new study. Researchers at the University...

Nandita Basu Named Director of the Collaborative Water Program

Nandita Basu, an associate professor at the University of Waterloo, has been named as the director of the university’s Collaborative Water Program. “Nandita Basu studies the role humans...

Water Institute Welcomes Professor Helen Jarvie

The Water Institute announced that Helen Jarvie has joined the University of Waterloo’s Department of Geography and Environmental Management as a full professor. “The Water Institute...

Top Five Great Lakes Stories of 2019

The following five news stories on topics related to the Great Lakes were among the most read news stories on Water Canada's website in...

New Research Evaluates Flood Patterns in Alberta’s Athabasca Delta

Natural environmental processes—not upstream energy projects—are the primary cause of changing flood patterns in Alberta’s Athabasca Delta, according to new research. The research also shows...

New Report Provides Measures to Protect Commercial Real Estate Against Floods

The Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation has developed a comprehensive report that outlines 20 measures that can be implemented by commercial real estate owners...

Rising Emissions are Turning Arctic Permafrost into Carbon Source: Study

Arctic regions have captured and stored carbon for tens of thousands of years, but a new study shows winter emissions from the Arctic may...

New Study Examines State of Local Adaptation Planning in Canada

Over the past year, researchers from the University of British Columbia (UBC) and the University of Waterloo (UW) worked with the Federation of Canadian...

Home Insurance Buyers Lack Access to Public Flood Data

Canadian homeowners do not have the information they need to know if they should buy flood insurance, leaving them exposed to significant financial risk. A...

Research Encourages Conservation Authorities to Continue Taking Action on Climate Change

Research undertaken by Dr. Blair Feltmate validates and encourages the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority (LSRCA) and conservation authorities across Ontario to continue focusing...

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