Ecohydrology at the University of Waterloo

Water is our most precious natural resource. The availability and quality of fresh water not only impact human health and wellbeing, but also the functioning of essential ecosystems, including rivers, wetlands, lakes and coastal ecosystems.

Most available fresh water is present as groundwater. Exchanges between groundwater and surface water occur throughout the landscape and support a plethora of key ecosystem services. The multidisciplinary research program in ecohydrology is dedicated to advancing the understanding of the fluxes and transformations of nutrient elements (especially P, N, Si) and metals at the groundwater-surface water interface, and assessing their consequences for the health and functioning of aquatic ecosystems.

Our research team includes biogeochemists, hydrologists, ecologists, environmental chemists and microbiologists, who combine laboratory experiments, field sampling and mathematical modelling.

  1. Oct. 4, 2019Fereidoun visits Technical University of Munich

    Ecohydrology researcher Dr. Fereidoun Rezanezhad visited the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in Germany on September 23-27. 

  2. Oct. 4, 2019Ecohydrology researchers present at the 24th International Symposium on Environmental Biogeochemistry
    Ecohydrology group members and colleagues at ISEB 2019 in Potsdam, Germany.

    Ecohydrology Research Group members presented research at the 24th International Symposium on Environmental Biogeochemistry in Potsdam, Germany from 23-27 September, 2019.

  3. Sep. 19, 2019Heather awarded Ages Foundation Bursary from rare

    Heather Townsend, a current MSc student in the Ecohydrology Research Group, has been awarded an Ages Foundation Bursary from the rare Charitable Research Reserve.

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  1. Oct. 26, 2019Science Open House

    The annual Sceince Open House will be held on Saturday, October 26th from 10am to 4pm in the Science Teaching Complex (STC) and EIT. This free event is open to the pblic and offer activities for kids to leanr more about science at the Unviersity of Waterloo.

  2. Nov. 13 to 15, 2019Canadian Science Policy Conference 2019

    The 11th annual Canadian Science Policy Conference (CSPC) will be held in Ottawa, Ontario. 

  3. Dec. 9 to 13, 2019AGU Fall Meeting 2019

    The American Geophysical Union (AGU) will be holding it's annual Fall Meeting in Sanfrancisco, California. 2019 marks the centennial year of AGU.

    Registration information is available on the AGU2019 website.

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