Balsher Singh Sidhu

PhD Student
Liu Scholar
Four Year Fellowship Recipient
Slaymaker Awardee


I am a PhD student in the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability, working with Professors Navin Ramankutty and Milind Kandlikar. My interests lie in environmental sciences, sustainability, and judicious utilization of global water resources. For my doctoral research, I plan to analyze the triangular relationship between current agricultural practices, groundwater depletion, and climate change.

Prior to joining UBC, I completed my MASc in Civil Engineering at University of Toronto, where I examined biological filtration for drinking water treatment.

Recent Publications

  • Sidhu B.S., Taylor-Edmonds L., Andrews R.C. “Pre-oxidation strategies for biofiltration performance improvement” (Under review)
  • Peleato N.M., Sidhu B.S., Legge R.L., Andrews R.C. “Investigation of ozone and peroxone impacts on Natural Organic Matter character and biofiltration performance using fluorescence spectroscopy” (Under review)
  • Gulia S., Sidhu B.S., Khare M., 2016. “Comparative performance evaluation of CALINE4 and AERMOD for air quality assessment under heterogeneous traffic condition”, Consulting Ahead, 10 (2), 40-48
  • Sidhu B.S., Sharma D., Tuteja T., Gupta S., Kumar A., 2015. “Human health risk assessment of heavy metals from Bhalaswa landfill”, Management of Natural Resources in Changing Environment, Springer International Publishing, 215-223
  • Sidhu B.S., Pandit A., Kumar A., 2012. “Titanium dioxide nanoparticles removal from water”, Proceedings of 6th World Aqua Congress, New Delhi, India


balsher [dot] sidhu [at] gmail [dot] com