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 CREATE, Canada’s first nationally funded program designed to train 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. The Department is also an active supporter and participant of the Water Institute.

  1. July 12, 2016Waterloo groundwater expert John Cherry receives prestigious water prize

    Prof. John Cherry giving his acceptance speech for the Lee Kuan Yew Prize

    A renowned Waterloo hydrogeology professor, who helped set global standards for safely disposing hazardous waste, received the 2016 Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize this week.

  2. June 16, 2016One Science graduate's journey from child of war to convocation

    Awer Kuir

    Awer Kuir was only nine years old when he was separated from his parents during the civil war in Sudan and had to make his way on his own to the Kakuma refugee camp in northwest Kenya.

  3. June 14, 2016Watering the young minds of the future

    Porosity and permeabilty activity at the WWCGF.

    For 21 years now, the Waterloo Wellington Children’s Groundwater Festival (WWCGF) has been delivering water-related education to students through a variety of hands-on, interactive activities.

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