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.
- Nov. 7, 2017
Waterloo researchers have found that more than 30 per cent of rural groundwater samples collected in the Nottawasaga River Watershed, including those from domestic wells, show evidence for contamination by local septic system wastewater.
- Oct. 27, 2017
Brittney’s research uses satellite data to pinpoint evidence of groundwater-surface water interaction within areas of discontinuous permafrost in the Central MacKenzie Valley, Northwest Territories.
- Sep. 25, 2017
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.
- Nov. 25, 2017
Join author Natalie Hyde at the University of Waterloo's Earth Sciences Museum for the launch of her most recent book MINE!
- Dec. 5, 2017
Statistical Analysis of Till Geochemistry in the Nelson River Area, Northeastern Manitoba: Implications for Quaternary Glacial Dynamics
- Dec. 8, 2017
Experimental Determination of the Extent of Fe (III) Reduction and Fe Isotope Fractionation During Microbial Reduction of Ferrihydrite in Freshwater Systems by Sulfate-Reducing Bacteria