Contact Renjitha Haridasan
Renjitha Maniyil Haridasan is a civil servant from India with 14 years of experience in executing multiple central and state government programmes, primarily in forestry, drinking water and sanitation sectors. She holds a master's degree in Agricultural Extension from the Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, India. She is also a trained natural resources management professional with specialisation in forest management from Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy, Dehradun, India.
Her interest in the WASH sector peaked during her last posting as Director at Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Ministry of Jal Shakti while implementing two flagship programmes of Government of India - Swachh Bharat Mission (Clean India Mission) and Jal Jeevan Mission (drinking water for all rural households).
Renjitha is a PhD student in the School of Water, Energy and Environment in Cranfield University. She is part of Water and Waste Infrastructure Systems Engineered for Resilience (Water-WISER), Centre for Doctoral Training supported by the Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), part of UK Research & Innovation (UKRI). Community ownership and partnership in WASH services, providing adequate drinking water and sanitation facilities in peri-urban transition zones, strengthening gender inclusion, instilling behaviour change and enhancing institutional capacities are some of her interest areas for research .