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. Mar. 10, 2020Water Day on the Hill
    Water Day on the Hill Delegation

    LEAP researchers Nandita Basu and 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. 

  2. 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. 

  3. 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.

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