U of G Groundwater Research Prof Talks About Nestlé Funding in CBC Article

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Prof. Beth Parker

Prof. Beth Parker

Prof. Beth Parker, School of Engineering and director of the U of G-based G360 Centre for Applied Groundwater Research, discussed the importance of industry funding to university research in a CBC News article Aug. 25. The story discussed community members’ questions and criticism after the centre received $460,000 from Nestlé Waters for seed money to apply for provincial and federal grants for more groundwater research. Parker said Nestlé would have no influence on her research and that the findings will help determine whether companies should stop drawing water from the aquifer that provides water for many municipalities. G360 studies how to properly manage groundwater to support healthy ecosystems and provide clean and sustainable fresh water to local communities.