Laurier Institute for Water Science
The Laurier Institute for Water Science (IWS) is a multi-disciplinary, collaborative undertaking among research faculty in the Faculty of Arts, the School of Business & Economics, and the Faculty of Science. The focus of the institute is on research in three interconnected water-related disciplines. Hydrological Sciences, Ecological and Biogeochemical Sciences, and Public Policy and Management.
The institute addresses water issues central to Canadians and the global community, including, effects of changing climate on water resources, sustainability of healthy aquatic and coastal ecosystems, development of regulations and policy related to water use.