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The forgotten and vital secret beneath our feet

December 9, 2019 - Media release

A UVic hydrologist is one of an international group of scientists and experts who are calling for action to protect global groundwater resources—which makes up 99 per cent of the Earth's liquid freshwater. Tom Gleeson is lead author of a Nature Correspondence article published this week that says we are not doing enough to protect and manage global groundwater resources from contamination, salinization, depletion and neglect.

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A UVic engineer is developing an easy way to detect mining's toxic leftovers

June 7, 2018 - Ring

Even decades after a mine closes, people in surrounding communities can face serious health risks from drinking contaminated water. Communities in BC’s North are particularly at risk of arsenic poisoning due to the legacy of gold and uranium mines, says University of Victoria green chemist and professor of civil engineering, Heather Buckley.

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Unwanted legacy

May 25, 2018 - News

Even decades after a mine closes, people in surrounding communities can face serious health risks from drinking contaminated water. Communities in BC’s North are particularly at risk of arsenic poisoning due to the legacy of gold and uranium mines, says Heather Buckley, green chemist and professor of civil engineering at the University of Victoria.

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