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. Sep. 20, 2018Ecohydrology Seminar Series: Dr. Eric Roden

    This afternoon, Dr. Eric Roden, from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, presented a talk titled "Rust Never Sleeps: Biogeochemical and Genomic Aspects of Microbial Fe Redox Cycling" as part of the Ecohydrology Seminar Series. Thank you to Dr. Roden for the excellent talk!

    For more information about the presentation, please see the event listing.

  2. Sep. 17, 2018Tariq defends this thesis!

    Tariq Aziz has successfully defended his PhD thesis, titled "Watershed Ecosystem Services: Linking Economic Valuation and Ecohydrology". Tariq completed his PhD with the Ecohydrology Research Group, at the University of Waterloo.

    Congratulations, Dr. Tariq Aziz!

  3. Sep. 18, 2018New publication on bioenergetics-based prediction of microbial growth yields

    In a new open access article published in Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, ERG group members Christina Smeaton and Philippe Van Cappellen derive and validate a new bioenergetics-based method to predict microbial growth yields.

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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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