Collaboration offers improved measurement and environmental impact prediction for watersheds
A new digital platform initiative led by UCalgary in collaboration with IBM pools together data from multiple sources — including sensors, scientists and citizens — to create an accessible information reservoir that will support improved watershed science, policy and management across Canada.
Advancing Canadian Wastewater Assets (ACWA)
These research projects create real-life water situations for a unique research and student learning opportunity. ACWA’s 12 research streams are embedded in the natural environment and receive effluent from the ACWA Research Plant and The City of Calgary’s Pine Creek Waste Water Treatment Plant. The streams allow researchers to better understand the impacts of wastewater effluents on the aquatic ecosystems.
Teaching, learning and student experience
Water Movement sheds light on injustices facing Indigenous communities under boil-water advisories
Water Movement bridges the connection between Indigenous water operators whose work is vital to the health and well-being of countless communities. Through the joint efforts of industry professionals and UCalgary students, it provides a collaborative online space where operators can connect, share lessons learned and access training videos that act as educational tools. In addition to providing resources and an interactive collaboration zone for those in the industry, Water Movement seeks to raise awareness among the next generation of water leaders.
Mutually beneficial opportunities support research with Huu-ay-aht First Nations
In 2020, the Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre (BMSC) and Huu-ay-aht began constructing a modern wastewater treatment plant that will be owned by the Huu-ay-aht and operated at the BMSC marine station on Vancouver Island. The new facility will incorporate research, experiential learning and educational initiatives, demonstrating the importance of clean water.