Lake Futures PI Nandita Basu and Co-I Philippe Van Cappellen were part of a delegation of 24 water scientists to participate in Water Day on the Hill. This event brought together top water scientists from 14 institutions across Canada to discuss key water challenges and solutions with federal officials on Parliament Hill in Ottawa.
Lake Futures researcher Philippe Van Cappellen has been selected to receive an Award of Excellence in Graduate Supervision from the University of Waterloo, nominated by current and former graduate students. The award will be presented at spring convocation ceremonies in June.
Lake Futures PI Nandita Basu was welcomed as the new Collaborative Water Program Director. The Collaborative Water Program is a unique graduate program, jointly offered by 11 departments from all six faculties across campus, offering a truly interdisciplinary learning experience to prepare students to tackle the world’s complex water problems.
Excess nutrients in lakes can lead to unsightly algal blooms, turning water green and producing toxins that impact our water quality.
One excess nutrient, phosphorus, enters waterways from agricultural and urban areas and eventually settles in lake sediments. Here, it can cycle back into the water column or be stored in deeper sediment layers. But many lake water quality models do not adequately capture how nutrients cycle between these sediments and the water column.