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. Mar. 22, 2018New paper by Ecohydrology Researchers in Science!

    A paper by Kim Van Meter, Philippe Van Cappellen and Nandita Basu published in the journal Science shows that even under the most favourable management scenarios reducing the hypoxic zone in the northern Gulf of Mexico may take many decades, because of the accumulation of large amounts of nitrogen in rural soils due to years of intensive agriculture in the Mississippi Riv

  2. Mar. 21, 2018Stephane presents at the 2018 Qatar Foundation Annual Research Conference (ARC'18)Stephane and his poster

    The 2018 Qatar Foundation Annual Research Conference (ARC'18) was held on March 19th and 20th, 2018, at the Qatar National Convention Centre. Dr. Stephane Ngueleu presented a poster, titled: "Groundwater Pollution by Psetroleum-Derived Contaminants in Coastal (Semi)-Arid Environment” with co-authors Dr. Riyadh Ibrahim Al-Raoush (Qatar University) and Dr. Fereidoun Rezanezhad and Dr. Philippe Van Cappellen from the Ecohydrology Research Group.

  3. Mar. 20, 2018Ecohydrology Seminar Series: Dr. David Depew

    This afternoon, we hosted another seminar as part of the Ecohydrology Seminar Series, this time featuring Dr. David Depew from Environment Canada. 

    Thank you to Dr. Depew for the excellent talk on coastal eutrophication in the Great Lakes. We had a great time!

    For more information about the speaker and the presentation, take a look at the event page.

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  1. May 29, 2018Ecohydrology Seminar Series: Dr. Claudia Wagner-Riddle

    Dr. Claudia Wagner-Riddle from the University of Guelph will be presenting a talk as part of the Ecohydrology Seminar Series on May 29th.

    The details of the presentation will be available closer to the seminar date.

  2. June 10 to 14, 20182018 Canadian Geophysical Union Joint Meeting

    The 2018 Canadian Geophysical Union Joint Meeting is being held in Niagara Falls from June 10th to 14th. Members from the Ecohydrology Research Group are presenting two sessions at the conference:

  3. June 17 to 20, 20181st International Conference on Water Security

    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

    Themes and topics:

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