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 NET, Canada’s first nationally funded program designed to connect 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.
- Sep. 6, 2018
- July 1, 2018
A new study by an international collaboration involving Earth and Environmental Sciences Professor Brian Kendall suggests the world’s first mass extinction event 540 million years ago was caused by a widespread loss of dissolved oxygen in the Earth’s oceans.
- May 28, 2018
Today, the University of Waterloo PhosphexTM team wraps up its field tests where they’ve demonstrated their technology’s ability to remove phosphorus from Holland Marsh in Bradford, Ontario.
- Sep. 24, 2018
Join the Water Institute on Wednesday, September 24 for a full day of interdisciplinary dialogue around water research at the University of Waterloo.
- Sep. 24, 2018
The Future of Water: Innovation, Resource Recovery, and the Blue Economy
Mark van Loosdrecht, 2018 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate, Professor, Biotechnology, TU Delft, The Netherlands
*Note: this lecture is part of the Water Institute's Water Research Conference.
- Sep. 30, 2018
Quantum Valley Investments® Problem Pitch - Discovery Tools
New for the Fall 2018 term, the Problem Lab is partnering with the Faculty of Science to bring you the Discovery Tools Problem Pitch!
Win support of up to $10,000 to conduct your own research into better tools for inquiry in the biological and physical sciences. Enter the Fall Term Quantum Valley Investments Problem Pitch Competition in the category of Discovery Tools*.