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. Oct. 19, 2016UWaterloo leads national initiative to manage hazardous waste from miningFlooded open pit at the Faro Mine, Yukon Territory, with waste-rock stockpiles in background.

    The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) has awarded $5.5 million to the University of Waterloo to lead a national team of experts in developing sustainable strategies for dealing with hazardous mine wastes.

  2. Sept. 19, 2016Faculty, staff and students wish Department Chair Bill Taylor a fond farewell

    The University of Waterloo wished Distinguished Professor Emeritus Bill Taylor well at a reception and dinner held in his honour last Tuesday. He retires this year, stepping down from an academic career spanning almost 40 years. More than 35 colleagues, students, staff and alumni attended the event, hosted by the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences.

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

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  1. Oct. 21, 20162016 Farvolden Research Symposium

    Join the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences for a half-day research symposium as part of their annual Farvolden Lecture Series.

  2. Oct. 21, 20162016 Farvolden Lecture: Roger Woeller

    The Evolution of the Water Business from Resource Exploitation to Resource Recovery – The Challenge

    Roger Woeller, MSc. P.Geo., Chief Executive Officer of BluMetric Environmental

    Please join us afterwards for a reception in the first floor foyer of EIT.

    To attend the half-day Farvolden Research Symposium, please see our symposium event page with schedule, speakers and registration details.

  3. Oct. 25, 2016Ecohydrology Seminar Series: Prof. Craig Janes

    Using a new-generation satellite imaging system to inform health system planning in the Zambezi flood plain

    Prof. Craig Janes, Professor/Director, School of Public Health and Health Systems, University of Waterloo

    Everyone welcome! Coffee provided.

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