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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.

Rare type of earthquakes may be more common than previously thought

UCLA Geophysicists have discovered that supershear earthquakes account for around 14% of these natural disasters.

Israel’s beaches are plagued by microplastic contamination

A study led by Tel Aviv University has revealed that the Israeli shoreline houses more than two million tonnes of microplastic contamination.

Drone technology elevates innovation in water risk applications

Read how RSS-Hydro is leading several innovative projects for the use of drone technology in water-based risk applications.

New project will analyse cities’ contributions to microplastic pollution

The presence of microplastic pollution in cities is damaging to our health and ecosystems. A new project aims to decrease our exposure.

Zero-deforestation policies have had little impact on Amazon forest clearance

Researchers say corporate zero-deforestation policies only reduced tree clearance in the Brazilian Amazon by 1.6% between 2006 and 2015.

Aluminous silica is a major water carrier in Earth’s lower mantle

Present in Earth's mantle, rutile-type silica undergoes a phase transition to a CaCl2-type phase, where it contains water and alumina.

Marine protected areas may help to combat climate change

New research suggests that marine protected areas can potentially be effective at mitigating the effects of climate change.

Managing the London Underground’s air quality with better ventilation systems

Better ventilation systems on the London Underground could help to improve air quality, therefore reducing serious health risks.

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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.

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Developing innovative techniques to investigate winter soil processes

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Donald S. Bubar, President and CEO of Avalon Advanced Materials Inc., discusses the vast applications of lithium as well as its potential for further...

Financing green technologies for a sustainable future

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