Friday, December 15, 2017

Roy Brouwer presents at meeting of Lake Erie Conservation Authorities

Meeting attendees sitting in meeting room for presentation

Legacies of Agricultural Pollutants (LEAP) researcher, Dr. Roy Brouwer, presented the preliminary results from the economics work in LEAP at a meeting of the Lake Erie Conservation Authorities at the Upper Thames Conservation Authority on December 15, 2017 in London, Ontario.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Front page of The Record features LEAP researchers commenting on the importance of keeping the Grand River healthy

The Grand River

LEAP researcher, Nandita Basu, professor in the Departments of Earth and Environmental Sciences and Civil and Environmental Engineering, and post-doctoral fellow, Kim Van Meter, were prominently featured in Kitchener-Waterloo’s local newspaper.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Efforts to reduce pollution from agriculture paying off slowly

runoff of soil fertilzer

Efforts by farmers to reduce the amount of fertilizer that reaches drinking water sources can take years to have a positive impact, according to a recent study from the University of Waterloo.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Research Spotlight: Small Wetlands Retain Lion’s Share of Nutrients

prairie wetlands

research publication by Water Institute member and lead LEAP researcher, Nandita Basu, and Collaborative Water Program student, Fred Cheng, was recently featured in EOS after the American Geophysical Union wrote a Research Spotligh

Monday, August 14, 2017

Pan European Networks features LEAP project

The Leap project has been featured in a special report on the Pan European Networks website. The full article can be viewed at:

Monday, April 17, 2017

Researchers tackle water pollution from agriculture on a global scale

Three Water Institute members – Philippe Van Cappellen (earth and environmental sciences), Nandita Basu (earth and environmental sciences and civil and environmental engineering) and Roy Brouwer (economics) – will receive more than $550,000 to address persistent, long-term pollution created by excess fertilizers in the lakes, rivers and wetlands in several parts of the world.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

LEAP researchers attend Water JPI Joint Call kick-off meeting in Stockholm

The Water JPI Joint Call kick-off meeting takes place in Stockholm, Sweden on April 6th, 2017. The event is a gathering of representatives from the 21 projects funded through the Water JPI Joint Call, which focuses on sustainable management of water resources in agriculture, forestry and freshwater aquaculture sector.