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Balsher Singh Sidhu

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Resources, Environment and Sustainability, University of British Columbia

Dr. Balsher Singh Sidhu is a postdoctoral research fellow working with professors Milind Kandlikar and Simon Donner at the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability at UBC Vancouver. His research interests lie at the intersection of climate change, food systems, and water resources. He uses advanced statistical and machine learning methods to understand the impact of climate change on agriculture. His doctoral research was funded by a Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship, wherein he developed crop yield models for various crops in India to predict yields till 2100 under multiple emission scenarios.

Balsher is a contributing author to the Water chapter in the Sixth IPCC Assessment Report (Working Group II). He has also worked as a short-term consultant for the World Bank on the Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals 2020. Previously, Balsher holds undergraduate and master’s degrees in Civil Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Delhi and University of Toronto, respectively. There he dabbled in research on varied topics including earthquake dampers in buildings, air pollution modeling, and advanced drinking water treatment. He can be reached at, and his publications can be accessed from his Google Scholars page.


  • 2021–present
    Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Resources, Environment and Sustainability, UBC Vancouver


  • 2021 
    UBC Vancouver, PhD in Resources, Environment and Sustainability
  • 2016 
    University of Toronto, MASc in Civil Engineering
  • 2013 
    Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, BTech in Civil Engineering

Grants and Contracts

  • 2018
    NSERC Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship
    Graduate student
    Funding Source:
    Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada