Research in our lab centres around the broad areas of Ecotoxicology and Integrated Water Resources Management. Currently, our research activities are evaluating the exposure and effects of emerging contaminants (e.g. endocrine disrupters, pharmaceuticals) in the environment arising from municipal, industrial and agricultural activities. Our emphasis includes the development and application of new tools and approaches for risk assessment that supports the implementation of risk management and remedial actions. Research also includes development and testing of novel technologies for water treatment. Our long term goals are aimed at supporting cumulative effects assessment (and management) that considers natural variability at the watershed scale.
During the COVID-19 pandemic our team pivoted our research to support Public Health Units by conducting wastewater surveillance of SARS-CoV-2 (see COVID-19 Research)
Researchers and Indigenous students learn about Grand River: Six Nations Polytechnic partners with McMaster University and the University of Waterloo to explore STEM field work in the Grand River, June 22, 2022,
Mark Servos carries the University of Waterloo mace during convocation. The mace is a university tradition going back to the 11th century. Congratulations to all of the students on their convocation!
Mask as needed: wastewater data shows COVID levels still higher than last June. CBC News. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/kitchener-waterloo/covid-19-limbo-masking-rules-right-now-1.6480467