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:
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.
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.
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.