Earth and Environmental Sciences combines geology with studies in surface and groundwater, as well as the engineering properties of rocks and soils. We invite you to learn more about our internationally recognized research from helping communities protect groundwater resources to understanding the mysteries of geologic processes deep within the Earth.

As active researchers, we offer our students a hands-on learning experience in addition to innovative degrees and programs, such as TERRE NET, Canada’s first nationally funded program designed to connect the next generation of sustainable mining professionals.

Our unique Earth Sciences Museum and its K-12 outreach program give us the chance to share our passion with the community.

  1. Sep. 5, 2019 New research alerts governments to problem with groundwater monitoring

    Bad wells tend to get excluded from studies on groundwater levels, a problem that could skew results everywhere monitoring is used to decide government policies and spending.

  2. Apr. 18, 2019PhD student addresses drinking water security challenges related to natural disturbances
    Tyler Hampton in the midst of field research, Augusta Creek, Michigan.

    Tyler Hampton in the midst of field research, Augusta Creek, Michigan.

  3. Mar. 8, 2019Adjunct Prof. Cees van Staal awarded the 2019 Logan Medal

    Earth and Environmental Sciences Adjunct Professor Cees van Staal has been awarded the 2019 Logan Medal by the Geological Association of Canada.

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  1. Nov. 1, 20192019 Farvolden Lecture

    Dr. Ian Clark

    Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Ottawa

    Environmental isotopes in aquitard research: Are we finding solutions for nuclear waste isolation?

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