Monday, April 16, 2018

Gulf of Mexico dead zone not expected to shrink anytime soon

Gulf of Mexico

Achieving water quality goals for the Gulf of Mexico may take decades, according to findings by Water Institute researchers at the University of Waterloo.

The results, published in Science, suggest that policy goals for reducing the size of the northern Gulf of Mexico’s dead zone may be unrealistic, and that major changes in agricultural and river management practices may be necessary to achieve the desired improvements in water quality.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Tamara Receives NSERC Scholarship

Tamara Van Staden, a current Master's student working on the LEAP project, has been awarded an NSERC Scholarship, starting in the fall. The NSERC award is one of the Tri-Agency scholarships awarded to master's students based on academic achievement, research potential, and extra-curricular activity. Congratulations, Tamara!

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: http://www.paneuropeannetworks.com/special-reports/reconciling-agriculture-and-water-quality/

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