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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

UW Researchers attend Ecohydrology Workshop in Wuhan, China

Attendees of the CUG-UW Workshop on Ecohydrology in Wuhan, China

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.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Taylor defends her PhD!

Taylor Maavara with PhD examination committee

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.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Linden Fairbairn to receive J.R. Matthews Memorial Prize in Biology

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.

Monday, June 12, 2017

LEAP kick-off meeting takes place in Coimbra, Portugal

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.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Stakeholder Workshop held at GRCA

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:

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Ecohydrology researchers attend IAGLR’s 60th annual conference

IAGLP Confernence poster session hall

Ecohydrology group members are attending IAGLR’s 60th annual Conference on Great Lakes Research, held in Detroit from May 15th to 19th

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Dams trap nearly 20% of the organic carbon loading to rivers

In a paper published today in Nature Communications, researchers of the Ecohydrology Research Group and colleagues from the Université Libre de Bruxelles report that dam reservoirs trap nearly 20% of the organic carbon moving from land to ocean via the world’s rivers. The research is part of Taylor Maavara’s PhD research. Taylor is the lead author of the paper, co-authors are Philippe Van Cappellen, Ronny Lauerwald and Pierre Regnier.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Fereidoun and Mahyar present at EGU Conference, Vienna 2017

This week, Ecohydrology Group Members are presenting their research at the 2017 EGU Conference (April 23-28, 2017) in Vienna, Austria, with nearly 15,000 attendees.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Helen defends her PhD!

Ralph Smith, Hans Durr, Helen Powley, Philippe Van Cappellen, Michael Krom

Helen Powley has successfully defended her PhD thesis titled “Phosphorus and Nitrogen Cycling in the Mediterranean Sea: circulation, biogeochemistry and anthropogenic forcing”. Helen completed her PhD with the Ecohydrology Research Group, at the University of Waterloo.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Lake Workshop at University of Waterloo

The Lake Workshop focuses on improving weather forecasting models using satellite data assimilation. The workshop is being organized by Dr. Homa Kheyrollah Pour and Dr. Claude Duguay, and is attended by several members of the Ecohydrology Research Group. Philippe briefly presented the Global Water Futures project to the attendees. The workshop is supported by the Water Institute.

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