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Global warming is spurring harmful oxygen loss in lakes

A continually warming world is leading to extended, late-summer weeks of water stratification in lakes, prompting oxygen loss in the water.

Assessing how indirect corporate emissions contribute to businesses’ carbon footprints

SINTEF has invested in a new start-up to assess the impact of companies’ corporate emissions on their carbon footprints.

Greenhouse gas emissions planning tool helps achieve Paris Agreement targets

Discover a new planning tool that determines the reductions in greenhouse gas emissions needed to meet Paris Agreement goals.

Potential ocean solutions developed in real-world laboratories

As human pressures continue to affect our seas, ocean solutions need to be developed to ensure that these areas are sustainably managed.

COP27: UK’s climate adaptation budget tripled to £1.5bn

The PM announced the climate adaptation budget will be tripled to support local forest communities, conservation, and clean energy projects.

Air pollution threatens natural pest control methods

Researchers have discovered that natural pest control methods for sustainable farming are threatened by air pollution.

Scientists unearth the cause of our planet’s first mass extinction event

Read how geologists have uncovered what initiated the Earth's first-ever mass extinction event, which occurred around 550 million years ago.

Can global commitments to reduce greenhouse gases be achieved?

Researchers have questioned whether the world actually has the methods needed to reduce greenhoouse gas emissions.

Highest-ever volcanic plume captured by satellite imagery

The volcanic plume from the Tonga Volcano reached an altitude of 57km, smashing the previous record of 41km.

60% of UK compostable plastics do not fully disintegrate

A study suggests that 60% of home-compostable plastics do not fully break down in compost bins at home, eventually ending up in our soil.

How will Norway’s proposed 40% aquaculture tax impact the industry?

The Innovation Platform explores the potential impacts of the Norwegian Government's proposed 40% resource rent tax on aquaculture.

How the presence of ‘forever chemicals’ could prevent the safe reuse of wastewater treatments

The presence of over 4,700 synthetic chemicals in treated wastewater could prevent its safe reuse and our long-term health.

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Partner Showcase > Ecohydrology Research Group

Here you will find the latest ecohydrology news, eBooks, and special reports from the Ecohydrology Research Group. The ERG is led by Philippe Van Cappellen and focuses on advancing the predictive understanding of the natural and human determinants of water quality.

Elucidating water quality controls across scales

The Ecohydrology Research Group (ERG) was established in 2011 at the University of Waterloo with funding from the Canada Excellence Research Chairs (CERC) programme. The group is led by Philippe Van Cappellen and focuses on advancing the predictive understanding of the natural and human determinants of water quality. Our overarching goal is to enhance...

Developing innovative techniques to investigate winter soil processes

Professors Philippe Van Cappellen and Fereidoun Rezanezhad from the Ecohydrology Research Group and Water Institute at the University of Waterloo discuss how they are...

Aquatic ecosystem services: From concept to economic valuation

The University of Waterloo’s Ecohydrology Research Group and Water Resources Economics Research Group detail how vital it is to optimise our aquatic ecosystem services, ensuring...

Exploring the impacts of nutrient legacies on cultural eutrophication

Professor Phillippe Van Cappellen and Stephanie Slowinski from the Ecohydrology Research Group, University of Waterloo, discuss how nutrient legacies affect cultural eutrophication, a process...

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Peatlands and climate change: from threat to cure

Sustainable management of peatlands and mitigating climate change: Waterloo’s Ecohydrology Research Group helps close key knowledge gaps. Peatlands are a valuable but vulnerable natural resource....

Biogeophysics: exploring the Earth’s subsurface biosphere

The Ecohydrology Research Group and Water Institute are using their research in biogeophysics to develop tools to observe the Earth’s subsurface biosphere. The Earth’s shallow...

The University of Waterloo reconciles agriculture and water quality

Agricultural nutrient legacies delay the recovery of healthy aquatic ecosystems, according to researchers from the University of Waterloo, Canada. Agriculture is a dominant source of...

Road salt: The silent threat to urban lakes

The use of de-icing salts to clear roads and sidewalks in winter is a stressor of lake ecosystems. New research from the Ecohydrology Research...

Investigating the impacts of climate change on northern peatlands

The ERG are investigating how northern peatlands respond to anthropogenic disturbances, land-use changes, and climate warming.

Digital tools to revolutionise agriculture

Digital tools can assist sustainable production, but farmers must weigh opportunities and risks when deciding whether to embrace such tools.

Potential ocean solutions developed in real-world laboratories

As human pressures continue to affect our seas, ocean solutions need to be developed to ensure that these areas are sustainably managed.

CAPTICO2: Elevating carbon capture through cutting-edge CO2 mineralisation technologies

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Developing innovative techniques to investigate winter soil processes

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