Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Philippe 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. 

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Nandita 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.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Tamara 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!

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

CCA Soil and Water Information Day

The Ontario Certified Crop Advisors (CCAs) Association held its Soil and Water Information Day in Guelph on November 20. The 655+ CCAs in Ontario provide information and expertise on crop production, crop protection and natural resource management to farmers. The Association regularly offers workshops and professional training to its members.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Knowledge gaps and research priorities for managing Lake Erie’s algal blooms

Algal bloom in Lake Erie

A perspective paper published in the journal Freshwater Science, co-authored by LEAP researcher Philippe Van Cappellen, outlines the main knowledge gaps and uncertainties facing the remediation of eutrophication and associated harmful algal blooms in Lake Erie. 

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Conference Proceeding Investigates Nitrogen in Lower Mondego

Recently, João Vieira and Maria Cunha co-authored a congress publication titled ‘Modified budget of net anthropogenic nitrogen inputs to large watersheds: application in Lower Mondego (Portugal)’ in Proceedings of the 11th World Congress on Water Resources and Environment (EWRA 2019).

Thursday, October 17, 2019

A Race Against Time will be at AGU 2019

San Francisco

A special session on legacy effects of nutrients will be held at the Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco in December 2019. ‘A Race Against Time: Legacy Effects of Land Use on Water Quality, Watershed Processes and Ecosystem Function’ will showcase research examining how human activity has shaped patterns in sediments, nutrients, and contaminants in the landscape over time. This session focuses on how the effects of agriculture, resource extraction, and urbanization influence water quality, watershed processes and ecosystem function over decades to centuries.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

UW Research Spotlight at the GRCA

Poster session at UW Research Spotlight

LEAP members attended the University of Waterloo Research Spotlight at the Grand River Conservation Authority. This event provided an opportunity to share water research happening in the Grand River watershed with local water managers and decision makers.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Science Literacy Week - Protecting Our Water

Nandita Basu speaking at the Waterloo Public Library

As part of Science Literacy WeekNandita Basu gave a public lecture at the Waterloo Public Library titled ‘Protecting Our Water’. Community members and students shared the space to learn about the impacts of nutrient pollution and algal blooms, and how we can work to mitigate these effects.

Friday, July 12, 2019

Tamara and Joy present at IUGG

Joy and Tamara presenting at IUGG

LEAP graduate students, Tamara Van Staden and Joy Liu, attended the 27th Internation Union of Geodesy and Geophysical (IUGG) General Assembly in Montréal.  2019 marks the 100th anniversary for IUGG.  


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