Alberta’s water challenges are global water challenges.
Alberta is a microcosm of the planet's water challenges. Quality, supply, access and use are all issues.
As a result, the University of Alberta is singularly positioned to lead efforts to address these challenges.
The University of Alberta's Water Initiative brings together the interdisciplinary capacity of more than 120 researchers whose work spans resource economics, water treatment, toxicology and microbiology, northern and cold weather research, ecosystem biology, energy and the environment, water policy, nanotechnology and sensors.
The University of Alberta, with its acknowledged expertise and capacity in water-related research fields, is a leader in developing solutions to local, regional and global water challenges.
Effective and sustainable solutions to water challenges require integrated scientific, technological and socio-economic discovery, insight and innovation.
The Water Initiative will equip the next generation of thinkers, policy makers, scientists and leaders with a holistic understanding of the integrated nature of challenges in water supply, water demand and water quality.