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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Interdisciplinary workshop hosted by Waterloo tackles water challenges in Canada and Mexico

X Canche Cenote near EK Balam Archeological site, Yucatan, Mexico.

Chris Parsons, a research assistant professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, understands the importance of knowledge exchange and c

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Destruction of small wetlands directly linked to algal blooms in Great Lakes

Wetland

Canada’s current wetland protection efforts have overlooked how the environment naturally protects fresh-water resources from agricultural fertilizer contaminants, researchers from the University of Waterloo have found.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Transitioning from Industry to Graduate School

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Graduate Student Profile

Max Salman, Earth and Environmental Sciences, MSc Geophysics

Friday, June 9, 2017

University of Waterloo researchers lead impactful projects on climate change

A 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.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Waterloo scientists leads $1.9M project to help farmers reduce their greenhouse gas emissions

Bardish 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.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Dams are major driver of global environmental change

Hydroelectric 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.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Discovery in northern lakes may be key to understanding early life on Earth

A Boreal lake being sample in the Experimental Lakes Area, Ontario.

A team of researchers has discovered that many Canadian lakes can provide new insights into ancient oceans, and their findings could advance research about greenhouse gas emissions, harmful algal blooms, and early life forms.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Post-doctoral fellow Kim Van Meter wins Best early-career article of 2016

Kim Van Meter and Nandia Basu.

The journal Environmental Research Letters (ERL) has presented Kim Van Meter, a postdoctoral fellow in Waterloo’s Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, with the

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Students from across UWaterloo plus Bergen, Norway attend monthly GeoFLEx event

University of Waterloo Geophysical Society's monthly GeoFLex event brought together 45 students to learn about geophysics.

The University of Waterloo Geophysical Society (UWGS) held their monthly Geophysical Field Learning Exercise (GeoFLEx) event on March 28, 2017 featuring Troy De Souza, Training Manager at Sensors and Software in Mississauga Ontario.

They began with a lecture about ground penetrating radar (GPR), followed by a pizza lunch, and then ending off with a demonstration of some of Sensors and Software's latest GPR technology.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Ontario Ground Water Association honours Peter Russell for years of service

WSC Consultant Bill Clarke (BSc Earth Sciences '76; MSc '81) presents Peter Russell with his award.


WSC Consultant Bill Clarke (BSc Earth Sciences '76; MSc '81) presents Peter Russell with his award.

On Saturday, the Earth Sciences Museum Curator Emeritus Peter Russell was recognized for his commitment to ground water. The Ontario Ground Water Association presented Russell with the Earth, Wind, Fire & Water Award. 

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