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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. Feb. 20, 2017Earth competes in Science's 3MT heat3MTPhoto

    The annual Faculty of Science Three Minute Thesis heat returned this week.  More than twenty graduate students from all six units gathered to compete and describe their research in less than three minutes, using only one slide.

  2. Feb. 17, 2017Qatar and United Arab Emirates partner with Waterloo to study groundwater pollution in arid regionsDoha, Qatar skyline in the afternoon.

    Four researchers from the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences are the co-recipients of a $672,000 USD grant from the Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) to study the fate of groundwater pollutants in arid regions.

  3. Feb. 15, 2017Waterloo Earth scientists awarded $1.3 million for strategic research partnerships

    Two researchers from the University of Waterloo’s Faculty of Science who are collaborating with industry and other organizations on strategic research projects received more than $1.3 million from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).

    The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, announced the Strategic Partnership Grants today. They help bring together expertise from academia, Canadian-based companies and government organizations, and international institutes to collaborate on innovative research with commercialization potential.

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  1. Mar. 7, 2017Department Seminar: Michael Schnieders, PG, PH-GW

    The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences presents a National Groundwater Asssociation McElliney Lecture:

    Defining the Operational Age of a Well: Predicting Maintenance Issues in Advance of Failure 

    Michael Schnieders, PG, PH-GW 

  2. June 20–23, 2017Canadian Society of Microbiologists 67th Annual Conference

    Save the date!

    The University of Waterloo is honoured to be hosting the 67th annual Canadian Society of Microbiologists (CSM) conference, co-chaired by Waterloo Biology Professors Josh Neufeld and Laura Hug.

    Registration opens January 13, 2017; early registration ends April 14, 2017.

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