Balsher Sidhu

Recipient of the Olav Slaymaker Award 2016 in Environment, Liu Scholar Balsher Sidhu is a doctoral student at the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability. His interests lie in environmental sciences, sustainability, and judicious utilization of global water resources. For his doctoral research, Balsher is analyzing the triangular relationship between current agricultural practices, groundwater depletion, and climate change. Prior to joining UBC, he completed his MASc in Civil Engineering at University of Toronto, where he examined biological filtration for drinking water treatment.


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)

Sidhu B.S., Taylor-Edmonds L., Andrews R.C. “Pre-oxidation strategies for biofiltration performance improvement” (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” in 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” in 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” in Proceedings of 6th World Aqua Congress, New Delhi, India.