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.
QUÉBEC 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 Québec 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
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.
Chairholder: Peter G.C. Campbell
Studying the environmental risks associated with the extraction, refining and use of metal in order to contribute to the development of standards and criteria for the protection of ecosystems and aquatic communities.
OTHER RESEARCH CHAIRS
Coastal erosion and floods threaten the stability of shoreline infrastructure and the safe use of shoreline areas for various purposes. The main objective of the Chair is to improve our understanding of the underlying physical processes to contribute to the sustainable management of coastal areas and infrastructure in a climate changing world.
Chairholder: Michel Malo
Exploring the main options for the geological storage of CO2 in Quebec. The goals are to assess CO2 storage capacity, to test a few sites for their CO2 retention potential after injection, and to develop expertise at a provincial level in the field of carbon capture and storage.
Professor in charge: Erwan Gloaguen
♦ Research and Study Group in Ecohydrological Numerical Modeling (GREEN)
Professor in charge: Yves Secretan
♦ Research Group in Statistical Hydroclimatology (GRHS)
Professor in charge: Yves Bégin