Dept of Earth & Environmental Sciences
Centre for Environmental and Information Technology (EIT)
200 University Ave. W
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1
Phone: (519) 888-4567
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.
- May 19, 2017
- May 17, 2017
Water reservoirs created by damming rivers could have significant impacts on the world’s carbon cycle and climate system that aren’t being accounted for, a new study concludes.
- Apr. 27, 2017
A team of researchers has discovered that many Canadian lakes can provide new insights into ancient oceans, and their findings could advance research about greenhouse gas emissions, harmful algal blooms, and early life forms.
- June 10, 2017
Get ready to celebrate the Earth Sciences Museum's 50th birthday!
Bring a picnic lunch for your family, enjoy free kids activities, and celebrate with us in the beautiful Peter Russell Rock Garden.
- June 20 to 23, 2017
Save the date!
Registration opens January 13, 2017; early registration ends April 14, 2017.
- June 26, 2017
Perturbations to Nutrient and Carbon Cycles by River Damming