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.
UAlberta Water Week 2014—March 17th to 23rd
UN World Water Day is held yearly on March 22nd to focus global attention on the importance of water and advocating for the sustainable management of our water resources. The theme of UN World Water Day 2014 is water and energy.
With UAlberta Water Week, the University of Alberta Water Initiative seeks to engage our community in a multidisciplinary celebration of water with a week of talks, panels, student research presentations and other activities. Learn more...
February 14 2014
The public is invited to attend a forum on campus to hear the findings of an independent scientific review of Sherritt International's coal mine slurry spill remediation plans.
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.