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:
Upcoming Events and Positions
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Recent Team News
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!
August 7, 2020 - Joy Liu successfully defended her MASc thesis, titled 'Checkered Landscapes: Quantifying Dominant Controls on Nitrogen Legacies and Time Lags along the River Continuum'. Congratulations Joy!
July 29, 2020 - Nandita kicked off the Lake Futures Webinar Series, with a talk on 'Watershed Nutrient Legacies and their Impact on Current and Futures Water Quality in the Lake Erie Basin'.
June 25, 2020 - Nandita was an expert panelist on the science panel for the Virtual Workshop: Agriculture Considerations for the Canada Water Agency.
June 15, 2020 - The Global Water Futures Annual Science Meeting opens its virtual poster gallery. Posters by the Basu Lab are available for viewing over the course of the summer.
June 8-12, 2020 - Danyka Byrnes and Tyler Hampton presented virtual posters at the Society for Freshwater Science Summer of Science online conference.
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!