UWaterloo to tackle water pollution from agriculture on a global scale

UWaterloo to tackle water pollution from agriculture on a global scale.
The researchers are from three different Faculties —Science, Arts and Engineering—and all are members of the Water Institute at Waterloo.
The interdisciplinary project entitled Legacies of Agriculture Pollutants (LEAP) will receive $565,000.
The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) is the Canadian funding partner organization, alongside the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), supporting six international research collaborations through the Water Joint Programming Initiative.
LEAP aims to gain a predictive understanding of these legacy nutrients over time on how they will be released into our lakes and streams.
“It is crucial to understand both the environmental and economic impacts of these nutrient legacies as we invest more time and resources into improving water quality,” said Nandita Basu, a professor jointly appointed to Waterloo’s departments of Earth and Environmental Sciences and Civil and Environmental Engineering, and also working on LEAP.
Competition for the current funding was intense and involved a two-stage application process.
The funding will support the hiring of three PhD students and Kimberly Van Meter, a postdoctoral researcher.
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