Nandita Basu is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Waterloo and is also affiliated with the American Geophysical Union.
Her research interests mainly revolve around the sustainable management of water resources. Professor Basu is specifically interested in the study of watershed biogeochemistry under climate and land-use change, and observing its linkages with system sustainability and resilience. Other research interests of Professor Basu’s include understanding fate and transport of nutrients and emerging contaminants in human-dominated landscapes, along with catchment travel-time distributions and their role in predicting water quality across scales. She is also interested in modelling hydrology and water quality in depressional landscapes, and studying the sustainability of water resources.
Professor Basu’s current sources of research funding are from the National Science Foundation, and UW Start-up Funds.