Professor & University Research Chair
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
March 10, 2022 - Tori Grootjen successfully defended her Master's thesis titled 'Quantifying the role of reservoirs in altering phosphorus dynamics using a combination of data analysis and process modeling'. Congratulations Tori!
February 16, 2022 - Nandita was an invited speaker in the Ecology and Evolution Seminars series presenting on 'Water Quality Challenges and Opportunities from the Local to the Global Scale'.
December 9, 2021 - Nandita presented as part of CVC's Research Colloquium on 'Nutrient concentration-discharge patterns across the Great Lakes Basin'.
December 9, 2021 - Nandita presented at the 2021 AGU International Critical Zone Network-of-Networks Early Career Workshop 'Catchment legacy sources and sinks control nutrient dynamics'.
October 22, 2020 - Nandita presented at the Ontario Water Works Association Water Efficiency Webinar 'Water Demand and Conservation Post Pandemic'.
September 30, 2020 - Nandita was awarded the Sulzman Award for Excellence in Education and Mentoring by the AGU Biogeosciences Section. Congratulations Nandita!
September 29, 2020 - Nandita moderated Day 1 of the Water Institute Research Conference 2020, discussing the question 'How do we achieve the Sustainable Development Goals in a post-COVID world?'.
September 23, 2020 - Nandita presented as part of the Lake Futures Webinar Series, on 'Sustainable Urbanscapes: Nutrient Cycling in the Greater Toronto Area'. A recording of the webinar is now available.
September 16, 2020 - John Dony successfully defended his MASc thesis, titled 'A Random Forest in the Great Lakes: Exploring Nutrient Water Quality in the Laurentian Great Lakes Watersheds'. Congratulations John!