Upcoming: World Water Day is March 22, 2023

This year’s World Water Day is about accelerating change, aimed at solving the global water and sanitation crisis. 🌎

Did you know:

💧 1 in 4 people – 2 billion people – around the world lack safe drinking water.

💧 Almost half of the global population – 3.6 billion people – lack safe sanitation.

💧 Globally, 44 per cent of household wastewater is not safely treated.

💧 Wetlands are being drained for agriculture, with more than 50 per cent lost since 1900.

Join us on March 22, from 9am-noon in the University of Guelph SOE atrium (University of Guelph, Thornbrough Building) to learn more about how you can make a difference, and hear talks from John Spoelstra, Bassim Abbassi and Samantha Mehltretter.

Morwick G360 Groundwater Research Institute is proud to be hosting this event (free – but please register through Eventbrite). We look forward to seeing you there!

Eventbrite: https://lnkd.in/gmdDdRrE

Check out our Linkedin to stay up to date on events!

Water facts can be found at www.worldwaterday.org

The January Newsletter from Morwick G360 is here!

Happy New Year! The Morwick G360 Institute is very pleased to share with you our January 2023 newsletter.

Our multi-disciplinary field-focused team has worked hard this last year to advance the state of groundwater science and enhance global respect for groundwater through partnerships, hands-on events, and community engagement. However, it is truly our close collaborations with site owners, groundwater technology and service companies, and government sponsors that sets us apart and enables our success. We appreciate everyone’s contributions, from funding to on-the-ground efforts using expert knowledge to collect novel datasets and their interpretations.

Click here to learn about our newest team members, our projects and activities, awards, graduations, and publications over the past year.

Congratulations to MG360 PI, Dr. Erica Pensini, on her feature in Media release “Modifying water’s structure as low-energy method for removing pollutants”

Dr. Pensini and her team of UofG researchers, along with scientists from the Canadian Light Source (CLS) at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) are developing low-energy strategies to purify polluted water.

Check out the article for more information!


The 2022 Farvolden Lecture

Come out to the University of Waterloo’s Farvolden Lecture on Thursday, October 20th at 2 pm in the Theatre of the Arts, Modern Languages Building! The University Consortium’s PI, Dr. J.F. (Rick) Devlin will be presenting “The Tools of Understanding (because to solve a problem you must first understand it).”

Admission is free, and no registration is required.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Wear Orange on September 30th in support of Indigenous communities!

September 30th is the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, in support of the Indigenous population.

Indigenous communities are disproportionally impacted by contaminated groundwater and source water protection issues. These communities are faced with considerable barriers including limited access to the technology and financial support necessary to mitigate impacts to groundwater sources.

At Morwick G360, our team is passionate about supporting the Indigenous population through groundwater research, and helping them to overcome these barriers. We currently have ongoing research with the First Nations community in Fort Liard’s Basin, Northwest Territories and source water protection research with the First Nations community in Ontario.

As said by MG360’s Dr. Jana Levison, “We have been working for several years with some community members from Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation on source water protection work that is informed by linking Indigenous and scientific research methods. It is a privilege to be able to engage with the community on this important water protection research.”

Tomorrow, please join us in showing your support for the Indigenous population, and WEAR ORANGE!

If you would like to read more about the research MG360 has been doing in Indigenous communities, please refer to the publications below:

DOI: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2018.04.070

DOI: 10.1007/s10040-019-02019-7

DOI: 10.3390/w12112957

DOI: 10.3390/su14041959