Water plays a vital role in the physical, social, and economic well-being of Canadians and people around the world. This vital role will continue in the future thanks to climate change and population growth.
The Beaty Water Research Centre (BWRC) is an interdisciplinary centre dedicated to furthering its key pillars of research, education, and outreach around water-related issues. The BWRC fosters and supports activities under four themes:
Water governance: climate change, policy, and economy
Water use: energy, sustainability, and human water relations
Water resources: lakes and rivers, watersheds, ecosystems, and biodiversity
Water quality: health, ecotoxicology, and biochemical parameters
The BWRC is currently in the process of building a state-of-the-art facility, which will contain an 8,000 ft2 laboratory to support innovation, and 2,000 ft2 of administrative and collaborative space. Research conducted at the laboratory is supported at the bench and pilot scale. Research conducted in the laboratory feeds into a strategic network of field facilities for further studies, including the Queen’s Biological Station, the Kennedy Field Station, the Tay River Groundwater Network, and the Loyalist Township Constructed Wetland.