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. Jan. 19, 2018Stephane visits Qatar UniversityStephane Ngueleu at Quatar University

    Dr. Stephane Ngueleu (Postdoctoral Fellow of the Ecohydrology Research Group) is visiting Qatar University for 6 months, from January to June 2018, to collaborate with Dr. Riyadh Ibrahim Al-Raoush, PI of a collaborative project between the University of Waterloo and Qatar University.

  2. Jan. 8, 2018Fereidoun Rezanezhad accepts Associate Editor position

    Fereidoun Rezanezhad has been invited and has accepted to be an Associate Editor of Canadian Journal of Soil Science and Mires and Peat Journal. Congratulations!

    Fereidoun is also an Associate Editor of Journal of Hydrology since 2013.

  3. Dec. 14, 2017Ecohydrology Group presents research at AGU Fall 2017 Meeting in New OrleansEcohydrology Group members stand for photo at AGU 2017 Conference

    This week, Ecohydrology Group members are presenting their research at the 2017 AGU Fall Meeting (December 11-15, 2017) in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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  1. Jan. 24, 2018Global Water Future Update

    Dr John Pomeroy will provide an update on the Global Water Futures (GWF) Program, since its inception on September 6, 2016 and its future plans for national and international engagements

  2. Feb. 2, 2018World Wetlands Day 2018World Wetlands Day 2018 Logo

    Join the Ecohydrology Research Group on Friday, February 2nd, 2018 for the research symposium and public lecture held in celebration of World Wetlands Day!

    Research Symposium 

    • Presentations from local researchers 

    • 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) presentations

  3. June 17 to 20, 20181st International Conference on Water Security

    The 1st International Conference on Water Security will be held in Toronto, Ontario. The conference complements the launch of Elsevier's new journal on Water Security

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