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.
- July 11, 2019
- July 2, 2019
In a new paper published in the journal Environmental Science and Policy, authors Tariq Aziz and Philippe Van Cappellen compare the spatial distribution and use intensity across Southern Ontario of a bundle of six ecosystem services
- June 28, 2019
Dr. Homa Kheyrollah Pour, a member of Ecohydrology research group, has been named the Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Remote Sensing of Environmental Change
- July 19, 2019
Assistant Professor in the Environmental Physics Group and Academic Councilor at the Limnological Institute of the University of Konstanz, Dr. Hilmar Hofmann, will present on the "Importance and Effects of Physical Processes in Lake Ecosystems" as part of the Water Institute's WaterTalks lecture series.
- July 19, 2019
Professor Jun Xia, of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Chair Professor and Director of The Research Institute for Water Security at Wuhan University, will present "Addressing Urban Hydrological Issues: An Integrated Water Systems Approach", as part of the Water Institute's WaterTalks lecture series.
- Aug. 18 to 23, 2019
Register to attend the 2019 Goldschmidt Conference in Barcelona!