David Blowes

David Blowes

Email: blowes@uwaterloo.ca

Phone: 519-888-4878 or ext. 84878

Location: EIT 5004

Research interests

The long-term goal of my research program is to develop improved techniques for the prediction, remediation and prevention of groundwater contamination derived from mine wastes and other sources of dissolved metals. My research program includes three principal components, studies of the mechanisms of contaminant release, transport and attenuation; development and application of numerical models to describe these processes; and development of new techniques for the prevention and remediation of contaminated groundwater.

Professional associations

  • American Geophysical Union
  • Geological Society of America

Honours and awards

  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Synergy Award, 2015
  • Fellow, Geological Society of America, 2006
  • Birdsall-Dreiss Distinguished Lectureship, Geological Society of America, 2006
  • Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Visiting Scientist Award, 2004
  • Canadian Institute for Mining and Metallurgy Distinguished Lecturer, 2004
  • Canada Research Chair in Groundwater Remediation, 2001-2022
  • Ontario Distinguished Researcher Award, 2001
  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)/Conference Board of Canada, Synergy Award, 1999
  • Premiers Research Excellence Award, 1999
  • University of Waterloo Senate Award for Achievement in Graduate Studies, 1990
  • W.B. Pearson Medal for Creativity in Ph.D. Studies, Faculty of Science, University of Waterloo, 1990