Nutrient pollution has contributed to degraded water quality across many lakes in Canada, and billions of dollars have been invested in helping address this problem. In this critical review, we examined the recycling of phosphorus from sediment to water, known as internal phosphorus loading – a within-lake process that can delay ecosystem recovery from nutrient pollution.
This week, Ecohydrology Group members are presenting their research at the 2017 Goldschmidt conference (August 13-18, 2017) in Paris, France. With more than 4,000 attendees, the Goldschmidt conference is the largest geochemistry meeting in the world.
Learn more about the Waterloo-led, international project, LEAP (Legacies of Agricultural Pollutants: Integrated Assessment of Biophysical and Socioeconomic Controls on Water Quality in Agroecosystems) by visiting the special report on Pan European Networks website (LINK).
The Ecohydrology Research Group hosted researchers from the Centro de Investigación Científica de Yucatán, A.C. (CICY) of Quintana Roo, Mexico, for a 4-day workshop this week, from July 24th to 27th. The purpose of the event was to facilitate collaborative research in the area of nutrient cycling and contaminant transport in the groundwater of Southern Ontario and Quintana Roo.
University of Waterloo (UW) researchers, Dr. Philippe Van Cappellen (Ecohydrology Research Group), Dr. Shuhuan Li (Ecohydrology Research Group), and Dr. Roy Brouwer (Water Institute) met with researchers from the China University of Geosciences (CUG) in Wuhan, China to take part in the CUG-UW Workshop on Ecohydrology.
Taylor Maavara has successfully defended her PhD thesis titled “Perturbations to Nutrient and Carbon Cycles by River Damming”. Taylor completed her PhD with the Ecohydrology Research Group, at the University of Waterloo. The members of her examination committee were Dr. Philippe Van Cappellen, Dr.
Linden Fairbairn, a current research assistant and future MSc student with the Ecohydrology Research Group, is the recipient of this year’s J.R. Matthews Memorial Prize in Biology! The prize is awarded to the student who graduates from Honours Biology or Biochemistry with the highest overall average in third- and fourth-year courses.
Researchers of the Legacies of Agricultural Pollutants (LEAP) project, established through the Water JPI WaterWorks2015 programme, attended the project kick-off meeting at the University of Coimbra in Coimbra, Portugal.
The meeting took place over two days (June 12 -13) and brought together researchers from the University of Coimbra, University of Waterloo, University of Copenhagen, and Stockholm University to discuss the upcoming work for the 3-year project.
University of Waterloo (UW) researchers ran a full-day stakeholder workshop, held at the Grand River Conservation Authority (GRCA) office in Cambridge, Ontario on June 7th, 2017.
The aim of the workshop was to promote collaborations between stakeholders in the Great Lakes Region and UW researchers, working on various aspects of protecting and improving water quality in streams, lakes and groundwater in the Great Lakes Region.
The workshop was primarily sponsored by two UW-led projects: