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. Sep. 25, 2017Efforts to reduce pollution from agriculture paying off slowlySoil runoff from a local field.

    Efforts by farmers to reduce the amount of fertilizer that reaches drinking water sources can take years to have a positive impact, according to a recent study from the University of Waterloo.

  2. Sep. 12, 2017 David Blowes named as Fellow of the Royal SocietyDavid

    The Royal Society of Canada named Earth and Environmental Sciences Professor David Blowes last Wednesday as one of 89 new Fellows from across Canada, including two other professors from Waterloo.

  3. Sep. 6, 2017Giving graduate students a hands-on approach to hydrologyDr. Brewster Conant kneels to measure the depth to water in a newly installed drivepoint piezometer.

    Each spring, the department of Earth and Environmental Sciences raises the bar with their renowned research in hydrology.

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  1. Oct. 20, 20172017 Farvolden Day

    Please join us on Farvolden Day to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Robert N. Farvolden.

    The day's celebrations are divided into 2 parts:

    Morning/Early Afternoon Activities

    9:30-10:00: Registration and Coffee (DC 1301)
    10:00-11:00: Three Minute Thesis presentations (DC 1304)
    11:00- 12:00: Networking with Sponsors (DC 1301)
    11:30 -1:00: Light lunch (DC 1301)
    1:00- 2:00: Tour of Rock Garden and Museum (participants meet at the Rock Garden)

  2. Oct. 20, 201750th Anniversary Earth Sciences Museum TourEarth Sciences Museum, University of Waterloo. 50 Years of Science Education.

    The Earth Sciences Museum is celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year and as part of its celebration will be providing a public tour of the Rock Garden and Museum. 

    Follow along with Curator Emeritus, Peter Russell and Curator, Corina McDonald as they tell ‘behind the scenes’ stories of the Earth Sciences Museum and Peter Russell Rock Garden.

  3. Oct. 20, 20172017 Farvolden Lecture: Cathryn Ryan

    Groundwater, Bubbles, and Energy

    Dr. Cathryn Ryan, Professor, Geoscience and BSc Environmental Science Program, University of Calgary

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

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