Masterclass 06 : Integrated Urban Water Management

Masterclass 06 : Integrated Urban Water Management

Speaker : S. Vishwanath (Director at Biome Environmental Solutions) About Speaker : S. Vishwanath is a Civil Engineer and an Urban Planner. He has 34 years of experience in the water, waste-water and sanitation sector helping design rainwater harvesting, aquifer recharge, wastewater recycling and ecosan systems.

Currently, • Adjunct Professor - Azim Premji University, Bengaluru, India • Trustee – Biome Environmental Trust • Director – Biome Environmental Solutions Pvt Ltd • Member – The Sustainable Sanitation Alliance (SUSANA) • Member – International Water Association (IWA) He has been a member of various expert committee which helped formulate the Rainwater harvesting policy and law for Bengaluru, the Waste-water policy for Karnataka and the Water Policy for Karnataka, drafted by the Karnataka Knowledge Commission. He was the Secretary General of the International Rainwater Catchment Systems Association for 4 years.

He was Advisor at Arghyam and for the India Water Portal for 10 years. He was Senior Projects Appraisal Officer at the Housing and Urban Development Corporation Ltd. For 14 years. He was part of the team which assisted WHO in the development of the Sanitation Safety Planning Document. He wrote a weekly column called Waterwise for 12 years for - The Hindu.