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. May 19, 2017Waterloo scientists leads $1.9M project to help farmers reduce their greenhouse gas emissionsBardish Chagger announces $1.9M funding for sustainable agriculture.

    The Honourable Raj Saini, MP for Kitchener Centre, Marwan Tabbara, MP for Kitchener-South Hespler, and Bardish Chagger, Minister of Small Business and Tourism and MP for Waterloo with Prof. David Blowes, Prof. David Rudolph, and Prof. Bernard Duncker.

  2. May 17, 2017Dams are major driver of global environmental changeHydroelectric dam and reservoir.

    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.

  3. Apr. 27, 2017Discovery in northern lakes may be key to understanding early life on EarthA Boreal lake being sample in the Experimental Lakes Area, Ontario.

    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.

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  1. June 10, 2017Earth Sciences Museum 50th Celebration Family DayEarth Sciences Museum logo.

    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.

  2. June 20 to 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.

  3. June 26, 2017PhD Thesis Defence: Taylor MAAVARA

    Perturbations to Nutrient and Carbon Cycles by River Damming

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