Ramon Aravena's current research focuses on groundwater contamination caused by agricultural and urban activities.
Nandita Basu studies the role of humans play in modifying water availability and quality through changing land use and climate, providing innovative solutions to water sustainability challenges.
Dr. Coniglio's research focuses on the chemical and physical changes that occur when carbonate sediments turn into limestone and dolomite. He has been involved in research projects across Canada, as well as in the Caribbean, South America, Egypt, Oman, Iran, Italy, and the United States.
Maurice Dusseault carries out research in petroleum geomechanics (drilling, hydraulic fracturing, reservoir geomechanics), and is a world expert on new production methods, deep waste sequestration in sedimentary basins, and reservoi
Steven Evans is interested in the occurrence and behavior of natural disasters, such as catastrophic landslides, landslide dams, glacial hazards, tsunamis.
Shaun Frape studies groundwater flow, specializing in isotopic tracers used to follow contaminants being transported in natural systems. He studies both deep groundwater systems as well as interactions between groundwater, lakes and rivers on local and regional scales.
Office: Centre for Environmental and Information Technology (EIT) 2023
Phone: 519-888-4658, ext. 84658
Walter Illman specializes in groundwater hydrology, both in the saturated and unsaturated zones.
He uses mathematical modeling, laboratory and field experiments to understand contaminant transport and natural degradation of organic contaminants in groundwater.
John Johnston aims to identify natural patterns and trends involving sediment, lake water levels, and climate to help predict future scenarios for some of the largest freshwater resources on Earth.
Fereidoun Rezanezhad uses field and innovative laboratory experiments to understand mechanisms controlling a variety of chemical, biological and physical processes in the subsurface.
Office: Environmental & Information Technology (EIT) 5031
Phone (Waterloo): 519-888-4567, ext. 37277
Phone (Environment Canada): 289-208-1876
William Taylor's research interests cross over several areas of aquatic ecology, including nutrient cycles, the fate of aquatic bacteria, the ecology of protozoa, and human effects on water quality. His most recent research concerns the freshwater phosphorus cycle.
Philippe Van Cappellen leads an interdisciplinary research team focussing on the processes, both natural and human-driven, that control water quality along the hydrological cycle.