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Richard Amos

Associate Professor, Institute for Environmental and Interdisciplinary Sciences

Degrees:B.Sc., Majors in Geology and Chemistry, (U of Toronto), Ph.D., Contaminant Hydrogeology, (UBC)
Phone:(613)520-2600 ext.3358
Office:4437 Herzberg Laboratories
Carleton University
1125 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, ON
K1S 5B6
Website:Lab Website

The availability of potable water for human populations varies dramatically throughout the world and will remain an issue of primary concern as this resource is stressed by population increase and the uncertainty of climate change. In many places mining and industrial activities pose additional threats to water resources that can create human health or ecological concerns. Managing these risks is a significant challenge of our generation. My research focuses on understanding the biogeochemical reactions and transport processes that affect groundwater quality in and around mining and industrial sites with a focus on improving strategies for managing waste and remediating contaminated sites. This research involves the study of fundamental physical, hydrological, and biogeochemical processes that are also relevant to a broad range of issues in earth and environmental sciences.