Programme Manager, India,
International Water Association (IWA)
Sushmita Mandal joined IWA in March 2015 and is based out of New Delhi, India. As Programme Manager, she is responsible for the India Programme at IWA. Currently she is involved in a) developing a strategy for working on groundwater governance in the region, b) working on a project at the intersection of IWRM, sustainable livelihoods and fisheries dependent livelihoods in the India-Bangladesh transboundary riverscape. She is also helping in develop and coordinate IWA’s work on Water Scarcity and Drought. She also manages the Asia-Pacific Water Safety Planning Network for IWA. A graduate from Cambridge University, UK, and Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), India, she comes with 15 years of work experience in the environment and development sector in South Asia working with communities, conservation and governance across land and waterscapes. She has worked closely with government institutions and programmes, civil society, academia and media. She has handled interdisciplinary research on human-landscape interactions in India, Bangladesh and Uganda using participatory tools for research. She brings on board interdisciplinary expertise on institutions, networks and natural resource governance.
NATIONAL SUSTAINABLE WATER & SANITATION SUMMIT 2016
1 & 2 Dec 2016, New Delhi, India