Welcome to Legacies of Agricultural Pollutants

Human activities have greatly accelerated the nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P) cycles, with excess N and P leaching into surface and groundwaters, causing problems of eutrophication, aquatic toxicity and drinking water contamination.

Protecting water quality in the face of a growing population and the corresponding demands on agriculture is critical to ensuring both water and food security for generations to come.

Legacies of Agricultural Pollutants (LEAP) is going to develop a unified framework that incorporates agricultural legacies and time lags into adaptive management strategies to protect water resources under changing climate and land use. 

  1. Feb. 19, 2020Philippe Van Cappellen to receive Award of Excellence in Graduate Supervision
    Philippe Van Cappellen

    LEAP Principal Investigator 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. 

  2. Jan. 29, 2020Nandita Basu Invited to give Seminar at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

    Nandita Basu has been invited to give a seminar at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook, New York. The seminar titled ‘Land use legacies, climate change, and the future of our water’, will be held January 30th at 11:00am. Attendance is free.

  3. Nov. 27, 2019Tamara defends her MSc thesis!
    Tamara presenting her MSc thesis

    Tamara Van Staden, LEAP student, 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 Philippe Van Cappellen and her advisory committee, Nandita Basu and Chris Parsons.

    Congratulations, Tamara!

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