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S Vishwanath





Phone: +91 99019 92690

Educational qualifications:
  • Civil Engineering- Mysore University
  • Masters in Urban and Regional Planning, Ahmedabad.
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Urban Environmental Management, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Current Position:
  • Trustee: Biome Environmental Trust � A trust assisting communities in water and sanitation solutions.(
  • Advisor: Arghyam ( � A trust providing grants for water and sanitation projects in India and running the India Water Portal (
  • Ex-Secretary General: International Rainwater Catchment Systems Association ( A global organization of rainwater academics and professionals since 26 years.
  • Trustee: Gram Vikasa An NGO working in rural area for development of health, education and water facilities for people especially women and children.
  • Director: Biome Environmental Solutions Pvt. Ltd. . A design firm for Earth Architecture and sustainable water and energy design.
  • Columnist � The Hindu (Waterwise- Property Plus, Saturday Edition) A weekly column on sustainable water issues since May 2007.
  • Writer - on urban and rural water issues.
  • Documentary film producer: Bringing Home Rain Jaaney Janaki (Clever Janaki)
Research Interests:
  • Integrated urban water management systems � design and performance
  • Sustainable groundwater management
  • Sustainable sanitation systems
  • Waste-water reuse and recycling
  • Rainwater harvesting systems

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