Rehan Sadiq

Dr. Rehan Sadiq is Provost and VP Academic, Professor of Civil Engineering in the School of Engineering, and a Distinguished University Scholar at UBC’s Okanagan Campus.

Dr. Sadiq is also co-director of the Digital Learning Factory Initiative, and a co-lead of the Life Cycle Management Laboratory. He is a world-leading researcher in asset management of water supply systems, environmental risk analysis, and lifecycle assessment of the built environment, and has authored more than 600 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and technical reports. His work has ~16K citations, placing him amongst the top 100 most cited civil engineering researchers globally, and the top 2% of environmental scientists. He has served and chaired numerous Canadian and international scientific committees and conferences, and sits on the editorial board of many international journals.

Dr. Sadiq has been registered as a Professional Engineer since 2010, and is a Fellow of Canadian Academy of Engineering (FCAE), Canadian Society of Civil Engineering (FCSE), Engineers Canada (FEC) and Engineering Institute of Canada (FEIC). 


Dr. Rehan Sadiq
Provost and VP Academic

Executive Associate Dean, Professor, Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering


Research Themes

  • Water Supply Systems
  • Infrastructure Management
  • Environmental Risk Analysis
  • Lifecycle Thinking
  • Water-Energy Nexus of Built Environment


Urban Water

Risk assessment and management of cumulative effects and other stressors to the downstream community water supply with Emmi Matern 


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“My research is primarily focusing on how the human induced impacts of climate change cumulatively affect the downstream water availability, quality, and the quantity of water.”

– Dr. Rehan Sadiq, urban water