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Water

U of T Engineering researchers are leading the way in addressing the global water crisis. Our faculty members have deep expertise in established and emerging areas of water research to create robust and resilient solutions.

30+
researchers with water focus
3 water-centric institutes created in the last decade
$32M
in research grants received U of T-wide since 2013
  • Bioremediation
  • Drinking water
  • Commercialization
  • Energy-from-waste
  • Industrial water
  • Municipal wastewater
  • Remote development
  • Stormwater
  • Water accessibility
  • Water accountability

Institute for Water Innovation

IWI is an interdisciplinary group of researchers developing innovations in water management, chemistry, treatment, and remediation.

Pulp & Paper Centre

The Pulp & Paper Centre facilitates partnerships between the University and the pulp and paper industry to provide excellence in education, research, and information transfer.

BioZone

BioZone advances genome science and genome analysis tools, to provide sound bioengineering solutions to pressing health care challenges. 

Centre for Global Engineering

CGEN prepares engineering graduates for a global workplace and generates high-impact research projects which address development challenges around the world.  

Lassonde Institute of Mining

The Lassonde Institute of Mining is a global leader in innovative mining research including exploration, extraction, processing and metallurgy. 

Study Water at U of T Engineering

Our Master of Engineering students can choose from technical specializations in Advanced Water Technologies and Engineering & Globalization, both of which address local and global water challenges through engineering design and research. At the undergraduate level, students can pursue multidisciplinary minors in Environmental Engineering and Sustainable Energy.

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Is there plastic in your drinking water? Professors Bob Andrews (CivMin) and Chelsea Rochman (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology) say there is — but right now, researchers don’t know much more than that.

“If someone asks me how microplastics in drinking water influence human health, I have to say that we have no idea,” says Rochman. “But we should be concerned that the mismanagement of our waste has come back to haunt us.”

Plastic never really goes away