November 18, 2017
The University of Guelph has received a $460,000 donation from Nestlé Waters Canada to conduct leading-edge groundwater research in Wellington County.
The funds will go to the University of Guelph-based G360 Centre for Applied Groundwater Research.
Led by engineering professor Beth Parker, G360 involves studying groundwater and surface water interaction in fractured sedimentary bedrock, with the goal of ensuring safe and sustainable groundwater drinking supplies.
“Protecting drinking water from harmful contamination and exploitation is a shared responsibility,” said Parker, who holds a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Industrial Research Chair. “These municipalities are facing significant water demands through residential and industrial growth.”
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