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.
- Aug. 8, 2018
This morning, Dr. Anniet Laverman, from the Université de Rennes, presented a talk titled "Assessment of isotopic fractionation associated to nitrate reduction by benthic microbial communities" as part of the Ecohydrology Seminar Series. Thank you to Dr. Laverman for the excellent talk!
- Aug. 3, 2018
Adrian Mellage and Stephane Ngueleu attended the Out of the Lab - Into the Field International Alumni Workshop at the University of Tübingen in Germany this week. Adrian and Stephane both presented their research at sessions during the workshop.
- July 24, 2018
The University of Waterloo Microbial Bioenergetics Workshop was held on July 23rd and 24th at the CIGI campus in Waterloo. The workshop was funded through a Water Institute Seed Grant to ERG Research Scientist, Christina Smeaton.
- Sep. 24, 2018
Join the Water Institute on September 24th for a full day of presentations surrounding water and water research from over a dozen interdisciplinary Water Institute members, including keynote speeches from the 2016 Stockholm Water Prize winner, Joan Rose, and 2018 Stockholm Water Prize winner, Mark van Loosdrecht.
More information about the conference can be found on the Water Institute's website.