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Monday, May 28, 2018

Phosphexᵀᴹ wraps up field testing as a $10 million George Barley Water Prize contender

Phosphex field testing in Holland Marsh, Ontario.

Today, the University of Waterloo PhosphexTM team wraps up its field tests where they’ve demonstrated their technology’s ability to remove phosphorus from Holland Marsh in Bradford, Ontario.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Gulf of Mexico dead zone not expected to shrink anytime soon

Satellite image of the northern Gulf of Mexico in April 2009. Image credit: NASA.

Achieving water quality goals for the Gulf of Mexico may take decades, according to findings by researchers at the University of Waterloo.

The results, published today in Science, suggest that policy goals for reducing the size of the northern Gulf of Mexico’s dead zone may be unrealistic, and that major changes in agricultural and river management practices may be necessary to achieve the desired improvements in water quality.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Two major avalanches linked to climate change, according to international study involving Waterloo

LANDSAT-8 image (obtained October 14, 2016) of the July (upper) and September (lower) glacier collapses in Western Tibet.

A study released today in Nature Geoscience describes how climate change played a major role in the massive catastrophic collapse of two glaciers in the Tibetan Plateau in July and September 2016.

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 6, 2017

Waterloo to tackle legacies of agricultural pollutants on a global scale

Runoff from an agricultural field.

Three researchers from University of Waterloo will share more than $500,000 to address persistent, long-term pollution created by excess fertilizers in the lakes, rivers and wetlands in several parts of the world. 

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