The Centre Eau Terre Environnement professors play an active role in the network of research units and contribute to the university's tradition of scientific excellence.
Quebec Geoscience Centre
The Centre Eau Terre Environnement and the Quebec division of the Geological Survey of Canada work together under a scientific collaboration agreement between the INRS and Natural Resources Canada. This university–government partnership has created the most important multidisciplinary research group in geosciences in Canada, the Quebec Geoscience Centre (Centre géoscientifique de Québec).
Researchers focus on pertinent socio-economic issues by increasing the knowledge available related to regional geology, georesources (groundwater, minerals and fossil fuels) and environmental geoscience (natural hazards, environmental geodynamics, characterization and restoration of contaminated sites, climate change).
Canada Research Chairs
Canada Research Chair in Bioconversion of Waste Water and Sewage Sludge into High-Value-Added Products
Chairholder: Rajeshwar Dayal Tyagi
Developing ecological and cost-effective processes for the treatment and conversion of waste water and sewage sludge into enzymes, bio-insecticides, bio-herbicides, biofungicides, bio-inoculants and bioplastics.
Chairholder: Claude Fortin
Understanding the mechanisms that regulate the impact of metals on aquatic organisms in order to provide aquatic ecosystems with better protection from potentially harmful trace elements.
Canada Research Chair in Environmental Sedimentology
Chairholder: Pierre Francus
Studying sedimentary dynamics with a CT scan to better understand deposition and erosion processes in order to assist in the sustainable management of marine, coastal, and fluvial environments.
Chairholder: Erwan Goaguen
Opitmizing the integration of data from different sources to improve the quality of 3D geological models used to predict geological variables for sites of economical or environmental value.
Chairholder: Jasmin Raymond
Research Group in Statistical Hydroclimatology (GRHS)
Leading professor: Michel Malo
Geophysical Imaging and Measurements Laboratory (LIAMG)
Leading professor: Erwan Gloaguen