Thursday, April 9, 2020

UWaterloo at PDAC 2020

Alumni Corina McDonald (BSc 2007 MSc 2011and current UW Earth Sciences Museum Curator) in the U Waterloo booth at PDAC 2020

University of Waterloo at the PDAC 2020 Conference

Alumni Corina McDonald (BSc 2007 MSc 2011and current UW Earth Sciences Museum Curator) in the U Waterloo booth at PDAC 2020

Monday, March 23, 2020

Distinguished Waterloo hydrogeologist John Cherry awarded prestigious Stockholm Water Prize

Prof. John Cherry working in a lab.

John Cherry, a distinguished professor emeritus in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, has been awarded the 2020 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate for his work on groundwater contamination. He's an internationally recognized and sought-after advocate for the monitoring, management and protection of groundwater resources. The announcement was made by the Stockholm International Water Institute yesterday on the United Nations World Water Day. 

Friday, February 14, 2020

Philippe Van Cappellen to receive Award of Excellence in Graduate Supervision

Philippe Van Cappellen

Professor and Canada Excellence Research Chair Laureate Philippe Van Cappellen has been selected to receive an Award of Excellence in Graduate Supervision this year from the University of Waterloo.

Thursday, February 6, 2020

At least 13% of wastewater treated by Southern Ontario septic systems ends up in streams

The presence of artificial sweeteners has revealed that at least 13 percent of septic system wastewater from rural Southern Ontario homes eventually makes its way into local streams.

In a recent study, researchers at the University of Waterloo used the presence of artificial sweeteners excreted from humans to identify the wastewater content in streams across rural Southern Ontario.

Monday, October 21, 2019

Rising emissions are turning arctic permafrost into carbon source

Arctic regions have captured and stored carbon for tens of thousands of years, but a new study shows winter carbon emissions from the Arctic may now be putting more carbon into the atmosphere than is taken up by plants each year.

Thursday, September 5, 2019

New research alerts governments to problem with groundwater monitoring

Bad wells tend to get excluded from studies on groundwater levels, a problem that could skew results everywhere monitoring is used to decide government policies and spending.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

PhD student addresses drinking water security challenges related to natural disturbances

Tyler Hampton in the midst of field research, Augusta Creek, Michigan.

Tyler Hampton in the midst of field research, Augusta Creek, Michigan.

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