UWaterloo opens Waterloo Aquatic Threats in Environmental Research facility

January 12, 2022
The University of Waterloo has opened the Waterloo Aquatic Threats in Environmental Research (WATER) facility which will research how aquatic stressors and threats such as climate change impact fish stress. The facility is capable of housing a wide range of aquatic organisms and will be used to bridge the gap between lab and fieldwork. It can trace multi-generational effects of environmental stresses on aquatic life and includes a pathogen challenge area so that researchers can study how exposure to contaminants affect aquaculture. “With the opening of the WATER facility, we are looking to expand our research areas and expertise, and invite researchers across Canada in areas water research and aquatic conservation to collaborate with us to carry out new and innovative research,” said UWaterloo Department of Biology Professor Paul Craig. UWaterloo | The Fish Site (ON)