News archive - January 2022

Monday, January 31, 2022

A tribute to Bill Taylor

Bill Taylor

Past and present members of the Faculty of Science community are saddened by the news that William David Taylor passed away on January 24, 2022.

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

New economic model finds wetlands provide billions in filtration value

A river flowing through a marshy wetland

Southern Ontario wetlands provide $4.2 billion worth of sediment filtration and phosphorus removal services each year, keeping our drinking water sources clean and helping to mitigate harmful and nuisance algal blooms in our lakes and rivers.

A new study from the University of Waterloo uses economic valuation to help us understand the importance of Southern Ontario’s wetlands for water filtration – particularly as these sensitive ecosystems continue to be lost by conversion to agriculture or urban development.

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