Tuesday, July 19, 2022

New map shows where fracking-induced earthquakes could hit in Canada

The map shows earthquakes related to hydraulic fracture. Major earthquakes are represented with red and white graphics.

Scientists from the University of Waterloo have developed a map showing which regions and population centres of Western Canada are likely to experience earthquakes induced by underground energy extraction.

Thursday, April 21, 2022

Philippe Van Cappellen wins prestigious Canadian Geophysical Union Medal

Professor Philippe Van Cappellen from the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, and a Canada Excellence Research Chair Laureate in Ecohydrology, has been awarded the J. Tuzo Wilson Medal, the Canadian Geophysical Union's (CGU) greatest honour.

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Keith Delaney wins the 2022 Excellence in Science Teaching Award

Keith Delaney

We are pleased to announce that Keith Delaney is one of this year’s Faculty of Science Excellence in Science Teaching Award recipients!

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.

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