Establishing collaborations between multi-disciplinary university researchers and water technology sector professionals is key in developing real-world water solutions. Ryerson Urban Water (RUW) and Ryerson’s Office of the Vice President, Research and Innovation hosted a mixer to share expertise, build bridges, and foster a culture of partnership toward potential advancements in the field.
On April 5th, the mixer welcomed Ryerson researchers as well as government and industry experts within the water landscape. Ryerson researchers presented their work and ongoing research programs, followed by a networking reception where industry and government stakeholders described their various interests, challenges and opportunities for collaboration.
The researchers spoke on multi-disciplinary topics including innovative water quality testing methods, wetlands remediation, green roof technologies, impacts of urban pollution on watersheds, impacts of acoustic pollution on water bodies, hydrology and flow efficiency in urban water systems, and integrated urban water management strategies.
The event was attended by approximately one-hundred participants including industry, provincial and municipal organizations, conservation authorities, non-profits, and funding agencies.