Skip Navigation Links


Name : Dr S Ramesh Sakthivel
Education : PhD (Rural Development and Technology) - IIT Delhi
Experience : 28 Years
Email : rameshsakthivel.nird[at]
Phone : 040-29702061
Mobile : 9848780266

Areas of Specialisation

Water Supply and Sanitation, Land and Water Management, Housing, Innovations and Appropriate Technology, Technology and Development.

Professional Affiliation

  1. Fellow, EPP-Eawag Fellowship, Eawag, Switzerland

  2. Life Member of WES-Net India

  3. Life Member of Water and Sanitation Collaborative Council, Geneva

  4. Life Member of Member, Sustainable Sanitation Alliance, India Chapter

  5. Advisor, Ekam EcoSolutions

Publications/articles/cases/reviews (Numbers)

Research Papers/Articles : 15

Books and Manuals : 7

Patents and Technology Transfers: 5


Project Completed:

  1. Developing Capacity building Initiatives in the WASH sector – TISS WASH Programme Rs. 30,00,000/- Duration : 2013-2016 [as a PI]

  2. TISS-UNICEF Young Professionals Programme – TISS WASH Programme, Rs. 3,20,00,000/- Duration : 2015-2017 [as a PI]

  3. Genderised WASH in Healthcare Facilities – Eawag, Switzerland, Rs. 11,00,000/- Duration : 2015-2017 [as a PI]

Current research

Funding Agency: NIRDPR

Title: Design and Development of Development Waterless Urinals, Rs. 4,06,000/-, Duration: 2018 [as a PI]

Master’s Thesis Guided: Completed - 5


Workshops / Conferences attended

National - 25

International - 10

Trainings Conducted

Training Programmes conducted include topics on water supply and sanitation, land and water management, watershed management, etc.,

Invited Talks / Presentations

  1. Decentralised Wastewater Management in Smart Cities @ Workshop for AP Engineers by APHRD
  2. Solid Waste Management, @ Workshop on SLWM organised by WaterAid India for students of TISS, Hyderabad
  3. WASH in Healthcare Facilities” @ International Workshop at University of Bern.
  4. “Ecological Sanitation” @ International Workshop organized by NIRD, Hyderabad
  5. “Ecological Sanitation” @ Workshop organized by Welthungerhilfe South Asia Office, New Delhi.
  6. “Nutrient Recovery from Stored Urine” @ The National Workshop on “Living Soils” organized by Greenpeace
  7. “Climate Change and its Impact on Water and Sanitation” @ Workshops on “Climate Change” organized by TERI at Jamia Millia University, Pioneer School of Journalism and Amity School of Journalism.
  8. “Waterless Urinals for Sustainable Resource Management” @ Training Program on Domestic Wastewater Treatment and Reuse, Centre for Science & Environment, New Delhi.
  9. “Developing Springs as Alternative Drinking Water Supply Sources in Remote Areas” @ Consultation organized by UNICEF, Bhubaneswar.
  10. “Watershed Management“ @ Training course organised by State Institute of Rural Development, Hyderabad for DRDA watershed project implementing agencies.

Honours / Awards:


Last Update :