Innovative Solutions for Water Quality, Usage and Supply
Alberta's water challenges are global water challenges. Quality, supply, access and use are all issues.
The University of Alberta is a leader in developing solutions to local, regional and global water challenges.
The Water Initiative brings together the interdisciplinary capacity of more than 100 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.
Our goal is to equip the next generation of thinkers, policy makers, scientists and leaders with a holistic understanding of the integrated nature of challenges in water quality, usage and supply.
November 29 2013
Join First Nations leaders, policy makers and University of Alberta researchers at a public forum on December 2nd to discuss the recent Obed coal-mine spill and its effect on the Athabasca.
October 30 2013
For UAlberta water expert David Schindler, patience and persistence have been the hallmarks of a career defending scientific evidence to influence policy.
October 29 2013
David Schindler shares his story—beginning with how he found his way into a career that has reshaped the role of science in a changing world.