Ecohydrology PhD student Igor Markelov was part of a team that participated in the ETHWaterloo hackaton that took place in Waterloo on November 8-10, 2019. His team was selected as 1 of 5 winners out of over 60 submissions at the event.
Ecohydrology Research Group member Tamara Van Staden successfully defended her MSc thesis today titled "Phosphorus Legacies and Water Quality Risks: A Vulnerability-Based Framework in Southern Ontario". Tamara completed her MSc research under the supervision of Dr. Philippe Van Cappellen and her advisory committee included Dr. Chris Parsons and Dr. Nandita Basu.
A new publication entitled, “Sulfate Mobility in Fen Peat and Its Impact on the Release of Solutes”, considers the effects of subsidence and seawater intrusion on the decomposition of organic matter in coastal peatlands.
A perspective paper published in the journal Freshwater Science, co-authored by ERG members Chris Parsons and Philippe Van Cappellen, delineates the main knowledge gaps and uncertainties facing the remediation of eutrophication and associated harmful algal blooms in Lake Erie.
The 11th annual Canadian Science Policy Conference was held on November 13-15 in Ottawa and was attended by former Ecohydrology Research Group member Homa Kheyrollah Pour, now an Assistant Professor and Canada Research Chair in Remote Sensing of Environmental Change at Wilfred Laurier University and Linden Fairbairn, current Ecohydrology MSc student.
Sensor technologies developed by researchers in the Ecohydrology Research Group were pitched by Dr. Philippe Van Cappellen at the Global WaterTech Challenge earlier this month and were awarded the 3rd place prize.
On October 7 & 8, researchers and policymakers from across the Great Lakes basin came together in Waterloo to discuss the current state and future approaches to integrated lake-watershed models, and how these models can inform science policy.