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. Feb. 22, 2018Fereidoun gives invited talk at the 53rd Canadian Symposium on Water Quality Research

    The 53rd Canadian Symposium on Water Quality Research is taking place in Toronto, on February 22 2018, organized by Canadian Association on Water Quality (CAWQ). Dr. Fereidoun Rezanezhad is presenting an invited talk, titled: "Wetlands hydrogeochemical processes under changing winter conditions”.

    Additional information about CAWQ can be found at their website.

  2. Feb. 20, 2018New publication in Science of the Total EnvironmentScience of the Total Environment

    The July 2018 edition of Science of the Total Environment includes a new publication by researchers of the Ecohydrology Research Group!

  3. Feb. 20, 2018Ecohydrology PhD candidate Adrian Mellage visited TechnionAdrian in  Haifa Israel

    Israel Institute of Technology (Haifa, Israel) as part of his project’s ongoing collaboration with Dr. Alex Furman at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Technion. During his two-week research visit Adrian worked closely with Dr.

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  1. Mar. 2, 2018Ecohydrology Seminar Series: Linking agricultural management to microbial ecosystem processes by Dr. Lori A. Phillips

    Sustainably producing enough food for the world's growing population is one of this century’s defining challenges. Innovative solutions are needed to increase productivity without further degrading agricultural lands or adversely affecting local and global ecosystems. One promising avenue lies in understanding and managing the soil microbiome, which collectively provides critical ecosystem services that underpin both productivity and sustainability. Management practices that alter the soil environment also alter the soil microbiome.

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

    David's Research

  3. Mar. 22, 2018World Water Day

    Join the Water Institute in celebrating the University of Waterloo's ninth annual World Water Day event! This year's theme is Nature for Water.

    A free lunch is provided for those who register.

    Please register for the event, and/or sign up to present a poster.

    For more information, visit the event's home page.

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The Ecohydrology Research Group is funded by the Canada Excellence Research Chairs

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