Professor & Canada Research Chair in Global Water Sustainability and Ecohydrology
Director, Collaborative Water Program
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
September 28 and 29, 2023 - Members of Basu Lab participated in the second annual Solutionscapes team meeting. Learn more about the meeting here.
September 13, 2023 - It was announced that Nandita won two prestigious AGU awards: the Hydrology Section's Witherspoon Lecture and the Union-level Joanne Simpson Medal for Mid-Career Scientists! Congrats, Nandita!
May 19, 2023 – Tyler Hampton successfully defended his PhD thesis titled 'Forested Watersheds and Water Supply: Exploring Effects of Wildfires, Silviculture, and Climate Change on Downstream Waters'. Congrats Tyler!
May 15-17, 2023 - Basu Lab traveled to Saskatoon, SK for the Global Water Futures Annual Science Meeting.
May 9, 2023 - Nandita presented 'Nutrient legacies: the critical role of the subsurface in addressing surface water pollution' at IAGLR 2023, the annual conference on Great Lakes Research.
April 18, 2023 - Nandita was a speaker at Arizona State University, presenting a talk titled ‘Water Quality and the Future of our Rivers’.
February 10, 2023 - Nandita was a speaker at the Berkeley Lab, presenting a talk titled 'Climate change, water quality and the future of our waters'.
February 6, 2023 - Nandita was interviewed on CBC's The Morning Edition K-W to discuss why small, isolated wetlands should be protected.
January 13, 2023 - Meghan McLeod successfully defended her MASc thesis 'Modelling Legacy Nitrogen Dynamics in the Transboundary Lake Erie Watershed'. Congratulations Meghan!