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. June 26, 2018Bingjie awarded Doctoral Thesis Completion Award

    Bingjie Shi, a PhD student working with the Ecohydrology Research Group, has received a University of Waterloo Doctoral Thesis Completion Award for the Spring 2018 term! The scholarship is awarded to highly qualified doctoral students at the University. More information about the award can be found on the Graduate Studies webpage.

    Congratulations, Bingjie!

  2. June 25, 2018Ecohydrology Group Members Honoured at the 2018 Dean's Reception

    On June 25th, members of the University of Waterloo faculty and staff who have received awards, or have newly joined the Science faculty in the past year, were honoured at the annual Dean's Reception.

  3. June 22, 2018IAGLR's 61st annual Conference on Great Lakes Research in Toronto

    From June 18th to 22nd, the 61st International Association of Great Lakes Research (IAGLR) Annual Conference on Great Lakes Research was held in Toronto. The conference featured five days of plenaries, workshops, posters, and keynote presentations focused around Great Lakes Research. More information about the conference can be found on the conference website.

    The following sessions were chaired by Ecohydrology group members at the conference:

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  1. Sep. 24, 2018Water Institute Research Conference 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.

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