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.
We work with local municipalities to test new wastewater treatment processes. These analyses enable local governments to make smarter investments and save millions of dollars.
- Drinking water
- Industrial water
- Municipal wastewater
- Remote development
- Water accessibility
- Water accountability
IWI is an interdisciplinary group of researchers developing innovations in water management, chemistry, treatment, and remediation.
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 advances genome science and genome analysis tools, to provide sound bioengineering solutions to pressing health care challenges.
CGEN prepares engineering graduates for a global workplace and generates high-impact research projects which address development challenges around the world.
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.
U of T Engineering PhD candidate Sara Abu-Obaid (ChemE) believes that the entire wastewater management industry is due for a paradigm shift.
“We need to move from seeing wastewater as a nuisance to recognizing its potential as a resource,” she says. “It can provide us with water, nutrients, energy and other things of value that can be harvested and utilized to move towards circular economy.”
Abu-Obaid, who is supervised by Professor Ramin Farnood (ChemE), is the lead author of a new paper published in the Chemical Engineering Journal