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. May 17, 2019Ecohydrology Researchers attend 2nd GWF Annual Science Meeting

    Members of the Ecohydrology Research Group (ERG) attended the Global Water Futures (GWF) 2nd Annual Open Science Meeting.

  2. May 3, 2019New Strategic Partnership Grant Awarded!

    The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) has awarded $676,569 in the form of a Stragetic Partnership Grant (SPG) for a new project on "Assessing risks of eutrophication by urban stormwater runoff under climate change" led by Prof. Philippe Van Cappellen.

  3. May 3, 2019Ecohydrology researchers return from a field trip and workshop in Heilongjiang Province, China

    The Ecohydrology Research Group (ERG) and China University of Geosciences (CUG) are coordinating the International Research Partnership on Cold Regions Ecohydrogeology (COREH)

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  1. May 28 to 31, 2019NovCare 2019 International Conference

    6th International Conference on Novel Methods for Subsurface Characterization and Monitoring (NovCare 2019): From Theory to Practice

    Reasearchers from the University of Waterloo's Earth and Environmental Sciences Department are co-organizing the NovCare 2019 International Conference together with he Kansas Geological Survey and the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research.

  2. June 10 to 14, 2019IAGLR 2019

    Submit and abstract for the 62nd annual Conference on Great Lakes Research by February 1st, 2019 at:

    Conference theme: Large Lakes Research: Connecting People and Ideas

  3. Aug. 18 to 23, 2019Goldschmidt Conference 2019

    Register to attend the 2019 Goldschmidt Conference in Barcelona!

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