OCGC Seminar - Untangling the Role of Agriculture on Water Quality


Dr. David Lapen, 
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada,
Ottawa Research and Development  


Dr. David Lapen in the field


Thursday, January 26th 
11:30 a.m. 

3120 HP 
Carleton University  



Agriculture can have a significant impact on water quality. However, to understand the nature of these impacts, experiments and surveillance initiatives need to be conducted at multiple scales of investigation. This talk will discuss results from a suite of research initiatives aimed at i) identifying water pollution contributions related to agriculture, wildlife, and urban development, ii) quantifying environmental side-effects and trade-offs linked to nutrient and water management practices, iii) understanding new and emerging ecosystem services and benefits associated with these practices, and iv) using and developing predictive analytics to understand the movement of pollutants in the environment (pedon to river basin scale).