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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. 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. Sep. 27, 2017Science Graduate Open Housegrad open house poster

    Interested in pursuing a Master's or PhD after graduation? Want to learn more about what graduate studies is really like? 

    Attend the Faculty of Science Graduate Open House! Come chat with professors and current grad students to find out more about our programs, the benefits of furthering your studies, and unique research opportunities. 

  2. Sep. 29, 2017Hard Rock Café

    Hard Rock Café is a bi-weekly meeting where graduate students, mainly with research based in the earth sciences, present their research as practice for upcoming conferences, or present interesting findings they have come across through their research, travels, or other experiences.

    Occasionally, we discuss important/controversial publications relating to the earth sciences. 

  3. Oct. 2, 2017Department Seminar: Dr. Zheng Zheng

    Challenges of Chinese Water Security and Researches of Fudan Team

    Dr. Zheng ZhengEnvironmental Science & Engineering, Fudan University, Shanghai, China

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