News for Future graduate students

Wednesday, March 9, 2022

Human actions accelerate climate-driven floods and droughts

Stream flowing through rocks in a forest

A study of more than 2,000 streams around North America found that those altered by human activity are at greater risk of flooding.

The study from the University of Waterloo analyzed the seasonal flow patterns of 2,272 streams in Canada and the U.S. and found that human-managed streams – those impacted by developments like dams, canals, or heavy urbanization – had significantly different flow patterns compared to streams in natural watersheds.

Monday, February 14, 2022

Study recommends six steps to improve our water quality

A farmer uses specialized equipment to fertilize his raspberry field

Nitrogen fertilizers are critical for growing crops to feed the world, yet when applied in excess can pollute our water for decades. A new study provides six steps to address nitrogen pollution and improve water quality.

Monday, August 17, 2020

Graduate students launch Water Researchers of Colour database

A new initiative launched by two graduate students seeks to raise awareness and celebrate people of colour in water-related disciplines.

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

EES welcomes alumnus and new faculty member Andrea Brookfield

Headshot of Andrea Brookfield

The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences would like to welcome new faculty member, Assistant Professor Andrea Brookfield. She was an Assistant Professor at the University of Kansas before joining the department in January.

Thursday, July 9, 2020

EES welcomes new faculty member Jenine McCutcheon

Headshot of Jenine McCutcheon

The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences would like to welcome new faculty member Assistant Professor Jenine McCutcheon. She joined the Department in May and teaches EARTH 321 Introduction to Geomicrobiology.

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