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. June 9, 2017University of Waterloo researchers lead impactful projects on climate changeA Canadian lake.

    Climate change is significantly impacting Canada’s water resources. From melting permafrost, to more pervasive algal blooms, to increased flooding, these impacts are only expected to increase in the future.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

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  1. June 27, 2017Ecohydrology Seminar Series: Prof. Christiane Zarfl

    Big impacts of microplastics? Or: Can brushing your teeth harm the environment?

    Assistant Professor Christiane Zarfl, Centre for Applied Geosciences, Faculty of Science, University of Tübingen

    Everyone welcome! 

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