Tuesday, December 19, 2017

New undergrad course exposes students to the quantitative side of water quality

Chris Parsons on a sampling trip in Coot's Paradise near Toronto.

Chris Parsons canoeing to a sampling site in Coot's Paradise near Toronto.

Monday, December 18, 2017

The importance of keeping the Grand River healthy

The Grand River in summer.

Professor Mark Servos, Canada Research Chair in Water Quality Protection and professor of Biology, Nandita Basu, professor in the Departments of Earth and Environmental Sciences and Civil and Environmental Engineering, and post-doctoral fellow,

Monday, December 18, 2017

Earth Sciences PhD student wins the J. Alan George Student Leadership Award

Jennifer Mead

Jennifer Mead, a Ph.D. candidate in Earth and Environmental Sciences with Prof. Sherry Schiff, has received the University’s J. Alan George Student Leadership Award. The graduate scholarship is awarded annually to select students within their first three terms for outstanding scholarship and student leadership.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Waterloo Earth Scientist travels to NW China to study fast and deadly loess landslides

Loess Plateau in China.

Working with researchers from Chengdu University of Technology and the State Key Laboratory of Geohazard Prevention and Geoenvironment Protection (SKLGP), Professor Stephen Evans of the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences is studying catastrophic landslides in China.

In October, he carried out field work in the Loess Plateau of Gansu and Ningxia Provinces, captured in these dramatic photographs.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Artificial sweeteners in groundwater indicate contamination from septic wastewater

Domestic well water monitored with a portable water quality meter prior to sampling for chemical analyses. Photo: John Spoelstra

Waterloo researchers have found that more than 30 per cent of rural groundwater samples collected in the Nottawasaga River Watershed, including those from domestic wells, show evidence for contamination by local septic system wastewater.