Join us on April 19th for the 2021-22 Darcy Lecture, Featuring Dr Chen Zhu

We are pleased to announce that the 2021-22 Darcy lecturer, Dr. Chen Zhu, will be visiting the University of Guelph next week to give a talk titled: “Hydrogeochemistry: Recent Advances and Opportunities and Challenges Ahead.”

Please join us on Tuesday April 19th from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm in the Adams Atrium (Thornbrough building). All are welcome. Attendees are required to wear medical masks, and complete UoG’s Covid 19 Screening form before attending the lecture. Thank you in advance, and we look forward to seeing you there.

World Water Day Highlights Groundwater Research, Sustainable Policies, and Work Still to be Done to Keep Drinking Water Safe.

On March 22, 2022, the Morwick G360 Groundwater Research Institute invited experts from across the University of Guelph and the broader community to reflect on the current state of groundwater research, best practices in resource management, and emerging challenges in contaminant mitigation and remediation.

Keynote speaker Mark Borchardt speaks about groundwater studies in Wisconsin.

One of the highlights included a panel reflecting on how the Walkerton Report, released 20 years ago this year, helped put the Province on a path to minimize the chances that a tragedy like Walkerton will occurring again.

Bruce Davidson speaks about the lessons learned from Walkerton.

One of the key takeaways of the day was that there is still much work to be done, including ensuring safe drinking water for Indigenous communities, and finding solutions for new and emerging contaminants.

Attendees examine research posters produced by University of Guelph students.

Graduate students from the University of Guelph also participated in the event, preparing posters on various topics in groundwater research. We are pleased to announce the winners of the poster competition:

3rd Place: Cameron Myshok

2nd Place: Oliver Conway-White

1st Place: Sarah Rixon

Emmanuelle Arnaud, Bruce Davidson, and Dave Rudolph discuss the legacy of the Walkerton Report 20 years on.
Experts from the One Health Panel discuss the interdisciplinary nature of groundwater research.
Jonathan Munn opens the discussion on municipalities and groundwater use.

Thank you to everyone attended in person and online. We would also like to thank the School of Engineering, The Guelph Institute for Environmental Research, and the One Health Research, for their support in hosting this event. Stay tuned for future events!

Join us for World Water Day 2022

The Morwick G360 Groundwater Research Institute is hosting a day-long World Water Day workshop on March 22nd, in collaboration with GIER, OHI, and the School of Engineering at the University of Guelph. The theme this year, chosen by the United Nations for this global event, is Groundwater: Making the Invisible Visible. All are welcome to attend for as much or as little of the day as they are able, and registration details are available here:

We hope to see you there!

On-Demand Webinar: Progressive Remediation Strategies: A Next-Generation Approach to Remediating Complex Sites

Now Available On Demand
Progressive Remediation Strategies: A Next-Generation Approach to Remediating Complex Sites

We invite you to watch our webinar on PROGRESS – an approach to remediating complex sites developed through the collaboration of Burns & McDonnell with the G360 Institute for Groundwater Research, now available on demand.

Complex site remediation can be costly and difficult if the existing conceptual site model (CSM) fails to account for the processes determining the persistence and behavior of groundwater contaminants. This webinar presents PROGRESS, an approach that employs a process-based CSM that accurately incorporates and quantifies relevant subsurface processes to improve remedy selection, design, implementation and optimization.

This on demand webinar also introduces the digital site management tool, an application used to build a process-based CSM while providing a higher level of CSM efficiency and utility. Through case studies, presenters demonstrate the value of the PROGRESS approach and share information about how PROGRESS supports important remediation decision-making that directly impacts performance, cost and schedule.
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IWRA Keynote Talk by Dr. John Cherry and Dr. Beth Parker Available Free Online

The International Water Resources Association’s IWRA Online Conference was held virtually from October 28-30th, 2020 with the aim to provide a meeting place to share experiences, promote discussion, and to present new knowledge, research results and new developments in the field of water sciences around the world. 

In a session on “Climate Change Effects on Groundwater Resilience (Pollution & Remediation)”, keynote speakers Dr. John Cherry and Dr. Beth Parker presented the talk titled, “Passive approaches for groundwater remediation are most essential in the context of climate change”, now available free online for viewers via the YouTube Link and the IWRA Online Conference site.

To view all recordings, visit