Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Chris Parsons co-authored new review paper on internal phosphorus loading in Canadian fresh waters

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.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

David Blowes elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

The Royal Society of Canada (RSC) announced this year's new Fellows. We are very pleased that our colleague, Dr. David Blowes, is among them. Here is RSC's citation:

"BLOWES, David – Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Waterloo

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Ecohydrology Group presents research at Goldschmidt 2017 conference in Paris

Ecohydrology Group members stand for photo at Goldschmidt Conference

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.

Monday, August 14, 2017

LEAP project featured on Pan European Networks

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).

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Groundwater workshop brings together researchers from Waterloo and Quintana Roo, Mexico

Quintana Roo Researchers and Dr. Chris Parsons

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. 

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:

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