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.
- Jan. 8, 2018
Fereidoun is also an Associate Editor of Journal of Hydrology since 2013.
- Dec. 14, 2017
This week, Ecohydrology Group members are presenting their research at the 2017 AGU Fall Meeting (December 11-15, 2017) in New Orleans, Louisiana.
- Dec. 13, 2017
The May 2018 issue of Science of The Total Environment will feature a publication by Taylor Maavara, Stephanie Slowinski, Fereidoun Rezanezhad, Kim Van Meter, and Philippe Van Cappellen. The paper is titled "The role of groundwater discharge fluxes on Si:P ratios in a major tributary to Lake Erie". Focusing on groundwater and surface water throughout the lower Grand River in Ontario, the researchers constructed silicon (Si) and phosphorus (P) budgets to quantify drivers of riverine Si:P ratios.
- Jan. 24, 2018
Dr John Pomeroy will provide an update on the Global Water Futures (GWF) Program, since its inception on September 6, 2016 and its future plans for national and international engagements
- Feb. 2, 2018
Join the Ecohydrology Research Group on Friday, February 2nd, 2018 for the research symposium and public lecture held in celebration of World Wetlands Day!
Presentations from local researchers
3 Minute Thesis (3MT) presentations
Poster session (register by January 19th)
- June 17 to 20, 2018
The 1st International Conference on Water Security will be held in Toronto, Ontario. The conference complements the launch of Elsevier's new journal on Water Security.
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