Civil and Environmental Engineering
Earth and Environmental Sciences
University of Waterloo
Office: Engineering 2 (E2) 2327
Phone: 519-888-4567, ext. 37917 (E2 office)
Research in our lab revolves around an interest in understanding and modeling the hydrology and biogeochemistry of human-impacted systems in the Anthropocene.
The Basu Lab at Waterloo is a diverse group of researchers utilizing tools from environmental science, engineering and the social sciences to explore water-related issues integral to the functioning of human-impacted systems.
As part of our research, we ask the following types of questions:
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Recent Team News
May 4-8, 2020 - Nandita Basu presented displays at EGU 2020 Sharing Geoscience Online.
March 10, 2020 - Nandita Basu travelled to Ottawa to take part in Water Day on the Hill, along with 24 other water scientists from 14 institutions. There she discussed solutions to key water challenges in Canada, including algal blooms, nutrient pollution and climate change, with senior federal officials.
February 3, 2020 - Basu Lab members Fred Cheng, Joy Liu and John Dony presented at the World Wetlands Day research symposium at the University of Waterloo. Well done!
January 30, 2020 - Nandita Basu gave a seminar titled 'Land use legacies, climate change and the future of our water' at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in New York.
January 14, 2020 - Nandita Basu named the new director of the Collaborative Water Program at the University of Waterloo. Congratulations Nandita!
December 9-13, 2019 - Basu Lab members attended the AGU Fall Annual Meeting presenting several talks and posters. Great job to all of our presenters!
December 4, 2019 - Congratulations to Simon Lin for winning third place in the AGU Virtual Poster Undergraduate Showcase! Watch his submission titled 'Water Quality Responses of Wildfire-Affected Forest Catchments'. Well done!
November 28, 2019 - Congratulations to Danyka Byrnes for successfully defending her Master's thesis on 'Typologies of Nitrogen Surplus across Continental US: Shifting Hostspots and Dominant Controls'. Great work Danyka!
November 25, 2019 - Congratulations to Tyler Hampton for passing his comprehensive exams!
November 23, 2019 - Nandita Basu honoured as a member of the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. Congratulations Nandita!
October 23, 2019 - Nandita Basu gave a talk as part of the Distinguished Lecture Series at the University of Saskatchewan. Watch the full lecture online.
September 19, 2019 - Nandita gave a public lecture at the Waterloo Public library with the Royal Canadian Institute for Science on water quality as part of Science Literacy Week.
September 11, 2019 -Nandita has been named a member of the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. Congratulations!
August 21, 2019 - Congratulations to Alex Werenka for defending his Master's thesis titled, 'Recoupling the Livestock Nutrient Economy: A Path forward for Water Quality Improvement'.
July 12, 2019 - Joy Liu presented a poster titled 'Checkered Landscapes: Spatial Targeting of Watershed Management Practices to Minimize Time Lags ' at the joint meeting of the 27th Annual Assembly of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics and the Canadian Geophysical Union in Montreal, QC.
June 19-21, 2019 - Nandita and Joy Liu traveled to Denmark to attend the 3rd Annual LEAP Meeting at the University of Copenhagen.
June 6, 2019 - Nandita received the 2018 Outstanding Performance Award for her outstanding contribution in both teaching and scholarship. Congratulations Nandita!
May 24-30, 2019 - Basu Lab members are volunteering at the Waterloo-Wellington Children's Groundwater Festival, sharing the importance of water conservation with local elementary students.
May 15-17, 2019 - The Basu Lab traveled to Saskatoon, SK to present research and share ideas at the Global Water Futures Annual Science Meeting. Nandita and Melani gave talks about their work, while John and Lamisa presented posters on their research.
May 10, 2019 - John Dony has been awarded an Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS)! Congrats John!
May 6, 2019 - Congratulations to Melani Samson for successfully completing her Master's Seminar on her research, 'The Urban Metabolism of the Greater Toronto Area: A Study of Nitrogen and Phosphorus across and Urban, Suburban, and Rural Continuum'. Great job Melani!