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October 22, 2017
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Join Us for the 8th Annual World Water Day 2017


Each year, World Water Day highlights a specific aspect of freshwater. This year the UN-Water - World Water Day campaign theme is ‘Wastewater’.  Join us for the 8th annual UWaterloo-Laurier Graduate Research Fair and Water Celebration on Wednesday March 22 in Laurier's Lazaridis Hall to hear about university water research and raising awareness of local and global water issues. The event includes:

Keynote Speakers - Research Posters - Networking opportunities - Photo contest - Buffet lunch for participants. 

Register Today.



       9:00 am  Registration, Booth/Poster Setup 

       9:30 - 10:20 am Opening and Launch of AquaHacking (Lazaridis Hall Main Atrium)

10:30 - 11:20 am Keynote speaker


Frank Wolf

Frank Wolf - "Wild Waters: Advocating for wilderness waterways through adventure". (Lazaridis Hall Room 1011) 

Award winning Filmmaker, Adventurer, Writer and Environmentalist.

Frank has canoed across Canada, whitewater kayaked in Cambodia and Laos, cycled on the frozen Yukon River, sea kayaked in BC's Haida Gwaii, and hiked, pack rafted, and sea kayaked the length of the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline and super tanker route from Alberta's tar sands to the Pacific Ocean. Frank has experienced the life of water like no other. Frank will be speaking about his journey around the world, experiencing firsthand the threats to our valuable natural resource water. 

(biographical info)

      11:30 am - 4:00 pm  Networking and Research Poster Session: Five theme categories: Hydrological & atmospheric science; Water policy, management & governance; Aquatic ecology & toxicology; Water treatment & technology; Interdisciplinary & Other. Submit your poster by March 13th.

      12:00 pm Lunch (Free with registration)

      1:00 pm - 2:20 pm  Panel Discussion: Achievements, challenges, and opportunities in Canada's wastewater system (Lazaridis Hall Room 1009)


Wayne Parker, P.Eng., Director, Centre for Control of Emerging Contaminants, University of Waterloo (biographical info)

Steve Green, Water Program Coordinator, Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change

Nancy Kodousek, P.Eng. Director, Water Services, Region of Waterloo (biographical info)

Vince Pileggi, P.Eng., Senior Engineer, Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (biographical info)

Moderators: Maricor Arlos (UWaterloo) and Aaron Coristine (Laurier)


4:30pm  Poster and Photo Awards and Conference Social  (Heuther 59 King St. North, Waterloo)

Presentations of poster and photo awards. Further discuss water and network with other water researchers, professionals, and enthusiasts.

All Day Events

Research posters - there are prizes (6 prizes of $150!) for the best posters in each category and an overall winner. 

Photo contest voting:  Awards of $50 for best photo in three categories 1). Working with water research 2). Water and technology 3). Waterscapes. All photos will be displayed at the conference for voting.  

Submit photos to: with the subject heading “WWD Photo – Last name First name” along with the photograph title, a brief description of the photograph and the name of the category to which you are submitting. Submissions are limited to 1 photo per person per category. All submitted photos will be displayed at the conference and the deadline for submissions is March 13th.