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. Apr. 15, 2019New publication on using flow partitioning to improve biogeochemical predictability

    New work by Ecohydrology Research Group members has been published in the Water Resources Research journal. The article, titled "Can Improved Flow Partitioning in Hydrologic Models Increase Biogeochemical Predictability?", highlights the importance of considering flow paths in catchment-scale biogeochemical modeling of agricultural basins.

  2. Apr. 8, 2019Ecohydrology Research Presented at EGU

    Ecohydrology researchers are co-authors for work being presented at this year's European Geosciences Union (EGU), which is being held in Vienna from April 7th to 12th.

  3. Apr. 5, 2019Winter Carbon in Wetlands Project Kick-Off Meeting Presentation at kick-off meeting

    Ecohydrology Research Group members hosted researchers and collaborators from the University of Waterloo (UW), Wilfrid Laurier University, Laurentian University, and the Canadian Forest Service for a project kick-off meeting at UW.

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  1. May 15 to 17, 20192nd Global Water Futures Annual Science Meeting

    2nd Annual Global Water Futures Open Science Meeting 

    The second Global Water Futures (GWF) Annual Science Meeting will be held at the University of Saskatchewan from May 15th to 17th, 2019. This event is open to anyone affiliated with the GWF Program, as well as all who wish to be involved with GWF. Event details can be found on the GWF webpage

  2. May 28 to 31, 2019NovCare 2019 International Conference

    6th International Conference on Novel Methods for Subsurface Characterization and Monitoring (NovCare 2019): From Theory to Practice

    Reasearchers from the University of Waterloo's Earth and Environmental Sciences Department are co-organizing the NovCare 2019 International Conference together with he Kansas Geological Survey and the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research.

  3. June 10 to 14, 2019IAGLR 2019

    Submit and abstract for the 62nd annual Conference on Great Lakes Research by February 1st, 2019 at:

    Conference theme: Large Lakes Research: Connecting People and Ideas

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