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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

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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.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Interdisciplinary workshop hosted by Waterloo tackles water challenges in Canada and Mexico

X Canche Cenote near EK Balam Archeological site, Yucatan, Mexico.

Chris Parsons, a research assistant professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, understands the importance of knowledge exchange and c

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Destruction of small wetlands directly linked to algal blooms in Great Lakes

Wetland

Canada’s current wetland protection efforts have overlooked how the environment naturally protects fresh-water resources from agricultural fertilizer contaminants, researchers from the University of Waterloo have found.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Transitioning from Industry to Graduate School

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Graduate Student Profile

Max Salman, Earth and Environmental Sciences, MSc Geophysics

Friday, June 9, 2017

University of Waterloo researchers lead impactful projects on climate change

A Canadian lake.

Climate change is significantly impacting Canada’s water resources. From melting permafrost, to more pervasive algal blooms, to increased flooding, these impacts are only expected to increase in the future.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Waterloo scientists leads $1.9M project to help farmers reduce their greenhouse gas emissions

Bardish Chagger announces $1.9M funding for sustainable agriculture.

The Honourable Raj Saini, MP for Kitchener Centre, Marwan Tabbara, MP for Kitchener-South Hespler, and Bardish Chagger, Minister of Small Business and Tourism and MP for Waterloo with Prof. David Blowes, Prof. David Rudolph, and Prof. Bernard Duncker.

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.

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