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 12, 2019Adrian awarded W.B. Pearson Medal
    Pearson Medal winner and supervisors

    Dr. Adrian Mellage, currently a Research Associate at the University of Tuebingen, has recieved the W.B.

  2. June 7, 2019Ecohydrology group members publish new paper in Journal of Contaminant Hydrology

    A new paper, co-authored by Drs. Colin McCarter, Fereidoun Rezanezhad, Behrad Gharedaghloo, Jonathan Price and Philippe Van Cappellen, has been published in the Journal of Contaminant Hydrology (Volume 225, August 2019).

  3. June 7, 2019Ecohydrology Group kicks off new NSERC CRD project with Imperial Oil Ltd.
    Attendees of Kick-off meeting

    The Ecohydrology Research Group is thrilled to announce the successful funding of $630,769 for a new Collaborative Research and Development project on “Elucidating the biogeochemical processes controlling natural source zone depletion (NSZD) of petroleum hydrocarbons in contaminated soils under dynamic redox conditions”.

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

    Register to attend the 2019 Goldschmidt Conference in Barcelona!

  2. Sep. 22 to 27, 2019ISEB 2019

    24th International Symposium on Environmental Biogeochemistry

    • March 1st, 2019   Abstract Submission open
    • May 31st, 2019  Abstract Submission Deadline
    • June 1st, 2019    Notification of Acceptance
    • June 30th, 2019  Early Registration closes
    • September 22nd, 2019  ISEB 2019 begins
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