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Laurier Institute for Water Science

The Laurier Institute for Water Science (LIWS) is a multidisciplinary, collaborative undertaking among research faculty in the Faculty of Arts, the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics and the Faculty of Science. The focus of the institute is on research in three interconnected water-related disciplines:

  • Hydrological Sciences: This includes physical, chemical, biogeochemical aspects of hydrology, climatology and hydrogeology.
  • Ecology and Biogeochemical Sciences: This includes toxicology, geochemistry, terrestrial and aquatic ecology.
  • Public Policy and Management: Issues related to this discipline include policy, economic, governance and legal aspects of water across Canada and internationally.

Our most recent partnerships and collaborations include:
  • Cold Regions Research Centre.
  • National Water Research Institute Geological Survey of Canada.
  • Water Survey Canada.
  • Indian and Northern Affairs Canada.
  • Natural Resources Canada.
  • Environment Canada.
  • Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources.
  • Ontario Ministry of the Environment.
  • Ontario Ministry of Agriculture.
  • Food and Rural Affairs.
  • Metals in the Human Environment Strategic Network.
  • Grand River Conservation Authority.
  • Canadian Rivers Institute.
  • The University of Waterloo.
  • McMaster University.
  • The University of New Brunswick.
  • The University of Guelph.
  • Laurentian University.
  • Ryerson University.
  • University of Ontario Institute of Technology.
  • Trent University.
  • Queens University.
  • Kings College London.
  • Canada's Territorial governments.
  • Canadian Water Network.
  • Waterloo Centre for Atmospheric Science.
  • University of Waterloo Water Institute.