A new paper, co-authored by Drs. Fereidoun Rezanezhad and Philippe Van Cappellen has been published in Science of the Total Environment. The article, titled "Effects of freezing and thawing on water infiltration, soil structure, and nutrient removal", was written in collaboration with Brenden Ding, Behrad Gharedaghloo, and Dr. Elodie Passeport. The paper assesses the effects of freezing and thawing cycles on bioretention processes, which has implications for how bioretention cells can be used to mitigate nutrient pollution in cold climates.
On June 17-20, the 1stInternational Conference on Water Security took place in Toronto. The conference brought together water experts from around the world to discuss new platforms and tools to move scientific knowledge and data into solutions that mitigate the impacts of human activities on the availability and quality of freshwater resources.
Vice-President, Academic and Provost George Dixon announced the winners of the 2017 Outstanding Performance Awards, among them Philippe Van Cappellen. The University of Waterloo established an Outstanding Performance Fund to reward faculty members for outstanding contributions in teaching and scholarship. The full list of the 2017 award winners can be found here: https://uwaterloo.ca/daily-bulletin/2018-06-01#outstanding-performance-award-winners-named