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Global Water Futures Observatories
Instrumented Sites
Centre for Cold Regions and Water Science

General Info


The Centre for Cold Regions and Water Science (CCRWS) houses a variety of state-of-the-art analytical equipment that generates baseline and time-sensitive data.

The facility, which opened in 2013, is funded by Laurier, the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT), the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), the Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation (MRI), and the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario).


Wilfrid Laurier University

Facility Lead

Jennifer Baltzer

Primary Contacts

NameRoleContact Information
Jennifer BaltzerFacility LeadEmail:
Phone: (519) 884-0710 ext: 4188
Gena BraunPrimary ContactEmail:
Phone: (519) 884-0710 ext: 2484

Fee for Service

Lab Equipment & Services

RefItemEquipment PurposeUnitInternal Rate *External Rate **Commercial Rate ***
CCRWS-ML-1Total organic carbon analyzer systemper hour$4.24$6.40$10.60
CCRWS-ML-2Soil and plant CHNS elemental analyzer (CHN Analysis)per sample$6.69$6.82$16.70
CCRWS-ML-3Soil and plant CHNS elemental analyzer (CHNS Analysis)per sample$13.27$13.53$33.20
CCRWS-ML-4Atomic Absorption Spectrometer - Graphite Furnace Modeper hour$11.67$11.91$29.20
CCRWS-ML-5Atomic Absorption Spectrometer - Flame Modeper hour$14.06$14.34$35.10
CCRWS-ML-6Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectrometerper hour$23.49$23.96$58.70
CCRWS-ML-7Continuous Flow Elemental Autoanalyzerper hour$3.08$3.14$7.70
CCRWS-ML-8Energy Dispersive X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometer (ED-XRF)per hour$5.31$5.41$13.30
CCRWS-ML-9Microscopeper hour$3.18$3.25$8.00
CCRWS-ML-10Ultrapure water system (Milli-Q)per liter$0.42$0.43 $1.10
CCRWS-ML-11Autoclaveper hour$0.96$0.97$2.40
CCRWS-ML-12SmartChemper hour$5.31$5.41$13.30
CCRWS-ML-13Chloride Analyzerper hour$5.31$5.41$13.30
CCRWS-ML-14Aqualogper hour$5.31$5.41$13.30