First Annual GHG Missions Project Meeting in Waterloo

Friday, May 10, 2024

The first annual meeting of the “Adaptive management of green stormwater infrastructure to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from urban watersheds” project was held on Friday May 10, 2024, at the CIGI campus in uptown Waterloo. The aim of the annual meeting was to review the progress of the work completed over the last year, and exchange ideas about further integration among the different work packages, while deepening collaborations with the external partners.

Over 25 researchers, students, and collaborating partners gathered to discuss ways to better support research integration, hear about the needs and perspectives of practitioners, and to collectively fine-tune the communication tactics. Philippe Van Cappellen, the project’s Principal Investigator, began by providing an overview and activities of the project in Year 1. At this first project annual meeting, students, and postdoctoral fellows on the project shared highlights from their research to date, including progress made towards advancing methods for measuring the GHG fluxes in stormwater ponds. After hearing the perspectives from the project partners, a conversation was initiated with the partners to determine if there are any changes and/or additions can be made to the research program that would strengthen the applicability of our findings.

Overall, the meeting was a great opportunity to bring together the team and the project team agreed to continue this type of collaborative dialogue for better, more applicable outcomes for all involved.

This project is funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada through the Alliance Missions Grant for 3 years (2023-2026). Please read more about the GHG Missions project on the project website.

Group photo of GHG Missions first annual meeting at CIGI