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.

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.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Efforts to reduce pollution from agriculture paying off slowly

Soil runoff from a local field.

Efforts by farmers to reduce the amount of fertilizer that reaches drinking water sources can take years to have a positive impact, according to a recent study from the University of Waterloo.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

David Blowes named as Fellow of the Royal Society

David

The Royal Society of Canada named Earth and Environmental Sciences Professor David Blowes last Wednesday as one of 89 new Fellows from across Canada, including two other professors from Waterloo.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Giving graduate students a hands-on approach to hydrology

Dr. Brewster Conant kneels to measure the depth to water in a newly installed drivepoint piezometer.

Each spring, the department of Earth and Environmental Sciences raises the bar with their renowned research in hydrology.

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