Graduated from the Saint Petersburg Mining Academy in 1960 with a M. Sc. degree in Hydrogeology and Engineering Geology. In 1972 he got a PhD degree in Hydrogeology from the All Union Institute of Hydrogeology and Engineering Geology in Moscow.
He immigrated to Canada in 1981 and for 15 years worked as a Senior Hydrogeologist with the Ontario Ministry of the Environment. He also published numerous papers and monographs (both in English and Russian) on groundwater regime, balance, forecasting and mapping and protection of groundwater resources.
Mr. E. Zaltsberg is a member of the International Association of Hydrogeologists, Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario and International Association of Hydrological Sciences.
He is a compiler and editor (together with M.Parkhomovsky) of a book entitled "Russian Jews in America" (Jerusalem-Toronto-Moscow, 2005). From 2006 he is a member of the International Writer's Union "Novy Sovremennik".