A new publication, co-authored by Dr. Fereidoun Rezanezhad, has been published in Journal of Hydrology. The article, titled "Evaluating the hydraulic and transport properties of peat soil using pore network modeling and X-Ray micro computed tomography", was written in collaboration with Behrad Gharedaghloo, Dr. Jonathan S. Price and Dr. William L. Quinton.
This year's European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly was held in Vienna from April 9th to 13th. At the conference, Dr. Hans Durr presented a poster titled 'Regional-scale nutrient levels in groundwaters around the Laurentian Great Lakes'.
Last week, Dr. Fereidoun Rezanezhad visited Beijing, China to meet with members of the Soil and Solid Waste Institute from the China Research Academy of Environmental Sciences (CRAES), to discuss future collaborations between CRAES and the Water Institute.
Environmental indicators are powerful tools for tracking environmental changes, measuring environmental performance, and informing policymakers. Many diverse environmental indicators are in use or in development. The paper, co-authored by Philippe Van Cappellen, reviews recent advances in agricultural environmental indicators, and identifies areas in which they need to be improved, in particular in order to provide consistent performance and allow for comparisons, both nationally and internationally.
Tamara Van Staden, a current Master's student working with the Ecohydrology Research Group, has been awarded an NSERC Scholarship, starting in the fall. The NSERC award is one of the Tri-Agency scholarships awarded to master's students based on academic achievement, research potential, and extra-curricular activity. Congratulations, Tamara!
In Changchun, Philippe Van Cappellen and Shuhuan Li attended the ceremony marking the release of the book Groundwater Science, which summarizes hydrogeological research in China. The book was edited by Professor Xueyu Lin (5th from the left) and Professor Yanxin Wang (6th from the left).
Philippe Van Cappellen and Shuhuan Li participated in the first International Workshop on Earth-Surface System Science organized by the Institute for Earth-Surface System Science (IESS) in Tianjin on March 27-28, 2018. During the opening ceremony, Philippe and 6 other prominent scientists were made Honorary Professors of Tianjin University. During the workshop, Philippe delivered a seminar on changes in riverine nutrient fluxes due to damming.
On March 22nd, the Ecohydrology Research Group took part in the World Water Day 2018 celebrations. The event, organized collaboratively by the Univeristy of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University, was held in the Science Teaching Complex at UWaterloo this year. The event comprised of a keynote speech by TVO's The Water Boys, a panel discussion, a poster session, and a water-themed photo competition.
The following members of the ERG presented their research at the poster session:
A new publication, co-authored by Dr. Fereidoun Rezanezhad, has been published in Water! The article, titled "Nitrate Attenuation in Degraded Peat Soil-Based Constructed Wetlands", was written in collaboration with Christian Kleimeier, Dr. Haojie Liu, and Dr. Bernd Lennartz from the University of Rostock.
A paper by Kim Van Meter, Philippe Van Cappellen and Nandita Basu published in the journal Science shows that even under the most favourable management scenarios reducing the hypoxic zone in the northern Gulf of Mexico may take many decades, because of the accumulation of large amounts of nitrogen in rural soils due to years of intensive agriculture in the Mississippi Riv