Staff Profiles

Dr. Kapil Kumar Narula
Executive Director
Dr. Kapil Kumar Narula is the Executive Director of CII-Triveni Water Institute, which aims to transform water conservation and management in India resulting in more effective and sustainable water management practices at the grassroots level. Prior to this, he was Adjunct Associate Research Scientist at the Columbia Water Center of the Earth Institute, Columbia University, USA, and served as Founder Trustee and Country Director of Columbia Water Center India office (CIPT). Before joining Columbia University, Kapil worked with the Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) as Associate Director where he headed a cross cutting initiative on Water and an inter-disciplinary group of researchers. In the subsequent years, this initiative gave rise to a full-fledged multi-disciplinary division in 2008, namely, the Water Resources Division. Dr Narula was also adjunct faculty at TERI University (which was a part of TERI itself during its early years of inception) where he designed and taught courses for Master’s and Doctoral students. An alumnus of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, Kapil is a Bachelor’s in Chemical Engineering and obtained his Doctorate (Ph.D) in the field of Integrated Water Resources and Environmental Modelling Systems. His international honors include receiving German Aerospace Research (DLR) fellowship and German Ministry of Science & Technology (BMBF) research scholarship for undertaking research in Water Resources and Nitrate Transport at the Research Center Juelich (Forschungszentrum Juelich, Germany) from 1997 to 1998 and in 2002. Dr. Narula has worked for over 28 years in providing scientific backstopping and support for analysis and reporting of water scarcity in India. His work figures in several international and national scientific journals.

Mr. Sanjay Gupta
Senior Counsellor & Head
Advisory Services
A postgraduate in Chemical Sciences from the University of Agra, Mr. Sanjay has more than 20 years’ experience in water & wastewater field and has carried out 200+ Water Audits in diverse sectors in India & abroad.

Specialized in conducting industrial water audits, feasibility studies on rain water harvesting, road map for Zero Liquid Discharge and water & wastewater assessment studies. Instrumental in developing the Blue Rating Systems for the industries. Has expertise in preparing the road map for utilities and industries on water conservation and management.

Instrumental in conceptualising and organising CII National Award for Excellence in Water Management since inception. He has worked with various municipalities on designing the strategies for better utilization of natural resources (Water & Wastewater), conducted more than 200 Training programs on Water management & Rural Drinking water supply and facilitated Rain Water Harvesting in industry, PSU’s, commercial buildings & SEZ’s.

Expertise in application engineering of Industrial water and waste treatments systems. Trained more than 20, 000 personal on water and wastewater management in industry and PSU’s.

Possesses sound knowledge in advanced membranes applications and new techniques in sea water desalination. Well worse operation & maintenance of the various water utilities especially water & wastewater treatment plants. Leaded commissioning of various Sewage Treatment Plant, Water Treatment Plant & Effluent Treatment Plant.
Ms. Shilpa Nischal
Senior Counsellor & Head
With over 18 years of working experience on diverse sustainable development issues particularly related to water resources, Ms. Nischal has been working towards conceptualizing, developing & implementing various watershed level activities to enable improved water scenario across geographies. Her areas of work include water resource evaluation, hydro-meteorological analyses, and hydrological risk assessment for watersheds under diverse climate change scenarios.

She spearheads the Project Vertical of CII Water Institute and manages a multi-disciplinary team of professionals for applying integrated Water Assessment tools and techniques such as WATSCAN, a GIS and remote sensing-based Tool that facilitates decision making. She has been working closely with industry on projects that enable improved water use efficiency and solutions for enabling transformation from water risks to a resilient scenario.

She has also contributed to popular publications both in the capacity of author and editor.
Kumud Joshi
Kumud Joshi GISP, has over 17 years of experience applying geographic analysis and remote sensing technologies for improved information management system, infrastructure, water & waste water, smart utility systems and decision support worldwide. He is experienced in deployment, implementation and integration of GIS based applications for Utility (Water & Electricity) Industry, Integration of Complex assets, involving GIS/MIS and BIM technology. Ability to harness geospatial processes knowledge to develop an improved strategic vision that supports enhanced financial and technological performance and delivers best possible project results.

He is good at starting a new setup, conflict resolution and has zeal to learn and implement new technology. Prior to joining Water Institute, he was working with CH2M (Now Jacobs Engineering). He has also worked for Here maps, ESRI and Vandana Aviation in India.
Dr. Sabyasachi Nayak
Dr Sabyasachi Nayak is a social development professional with 15 years of experience in project management, planning, Monitoring & Evaluation, Documentation and capacity development. He holds a doctorate from Utkal University and has facilitated implementation of project incorporating Public-Private-Community Partnership (PPCP) approach in water and sanitation. Currently, he is extensively involved in coordinating with government, industry and other stakeholders in conceptualizing water related intervention in a holistic manner.
Vijaya Singh
Charted Engineer- Civil, AMIE(India) and Project Manager with more than 11 years of in-depth experience in proof checking, structural designing, Project Management and Coordination for RCC and steel structures. An accomplished and fluent communicator with strong investigation, problem solving and decision-making skills. Currently spearheading efforts in Aurangabad Project.

Prior to joining Water Institute, she was working with Bharti Infratel Limited.
Mr. Amit Joshi
Associate Counsellor
Amit Joshi has specialization in conducting industrial water audits, water and wastewater assessment studies. He has done his B. Tech (Pulp & Paper Engineering) from Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee and has 7 years of work experience in the industry.

He has an expertise in undertaking water balance studies, developing roadmap for Zero Liquid Discharge and working across various sectors like Integrated Steel plants, Pulp & Paper, Power, Textile, FMCG, Pharmaceuticals, Automobile, Engineering and Cement etc.

He also possesses knowledge of various processes in industry involving water treatment plant, effluent treatment plant, boilers, cooling towers etc. He has till date conducted 70 industrial water audits in various sectors of Industry.
Mr. Faraz Ahmad
Associate Counsellor, Projects
CII Water Institute
Faraz Ahmad is a Hydrogeologist at CII- Triveni Water Institute. He has specialisation in Applied Geology and works with various integrated tools for analysis in water sector. He has expertise in undertaking hydro-geological surveys, watershed management, groundwater development and management. In over 6 years of working experience in the sector he has worked on diverse groundwater related issues across India. He has worked on WATSCAN projects in various States of India in Hardoi (U.P.), Aurangabad, Pune, Nasik (Maharashtra), Udaipur, Baran, Jaipur (Rajasthan), Hyderabad, Medak (Telangana), Bangalore Rural on watershed management projects.

He has experience of working on subjects dealing with hydrogeological assessment, improved water use efficiency, groundwater development for diverse watersheds. His areas of work also include building water resilience for community and enabling water security plans for industries. Prior to working with CII, Faraz also worked in WAPCOS, Ministry of Water Resources.
Mr. Kandarp Shivpuri
Associate Counsellor
Kandarp K. Shivpuri is a Civil & Environmental Engineer and specializes in conducting industrial water audits and water & wastewater assessment studies. He has 4.5 years of work experience in the industry and 1.5 years of work experience in academics. He has expertise in undertaking water balance studies and working across various industries like Integrated Steel plants, Pulp & Paper, Textile, Pharmaceuticals, Automobile, Engineering, Cement, and Commercial buildings etc.

He also possesses knowledge of various processes in industry involving effluent treatment plant, sewage treatment plant, cooling towers etc. He has till date conducted 60+ industrial water audits in various sectors of Industry. Specialized in understanding the water consumption pattern of various utilities like boilers, cooling towers, AHUs etc., Expert in flow measurements (Pressurized pipes, Open channels) and Possesses knowledge of water distribution systems and fresh water & wastewater treatment.
Aditi Haskar
Associate Counsellor
Aditi Haksar has over 6 years of experience in Water & Waste Water Designing, Drainage, Hydraulics, Pump selection, equipment sizing and layout finalisation of plants. Gained hands on practical knowledge by working with leading Infrastructure and water organization, been involved in large number of infrastructure development and water & wastewater treatment projects, responsible for demand assessment, hydraulic design of drainage networks, planning of sewage & water transmission system, process design of solid waste management facilities. Planning and Designing of Sewerage and Storm water Systems of Municipal Towns/ Cities; Estimation and Costing of Sewerage, storm water, Water Supply and Solid Waste Works.Water Supply is a add on to her profile. She is well verse with Hydraulic modelling software like StormCAD, SewerGEMS, WaterGEMS. She has worked on number of European drainage projects and is comfortable with designing the same on DanDasGraf (Danish Software). Prior to joining Water Institute, she has worked with AECOM, CH2M (Now Jacobs Engineering), COWI, Surbana Jurong.
Ms. Priya Narula
Associate Counsellor
A high-energy professional who brings over five years of experience in project management around issues of sustainable development with respect to the natural resource, water. Priya works or advocates for solutions that improve quality of industrial water & wastewater management practices at a triple bottom line: environmentally, economically and socially.

Having worked for industries, public sector undertakings and government, Priya’s breadth of expertise is well suited to technical and compliance challenges of delivering joined up approach to efficient water and wastewater management. With over five years of water auditing experience, Priya has closely worked with diverse stakeholders to understand, analyse and investigate existing water scenario at their facilities. She has played an active role in helping industries identify, plan and deliver practical yet inspiring initiatives that create smarter water and wastewater management with sustainable operations.

Being passionate about water & analytics, Priya has assisted clients in water balance studies, water and wastewater quality & quantity assessments, and feasibility studies for treatment plants across various industries. She has been associated with various consultancy and research projects for corporate bodies which include formulation of water security framework and development of roadmap for Zero Liquid Discharge. She has also been engaged in providing training on efficient water & wastewater management to plant operators.

With a water auditing background complimented by facilitation and engagement skills, Priya’s enthusiasm lies in working with industries and organizations to bring together outstanding innovation, promising water conservation and management practices on a national platform - CII’s National Awards for Excellence in Water Management.
Mr. Don David
An M. Tech in Civil Engineer with specialization in Remote Sensing and GIS. He has about 5 years of work experience in the industry. Mr. David has expertise in undertaking Spatial analysis for various watersheds (> 20+ locations across India). He is an expert in performing different spatial analysis; has completed site visits to more 10 states across India for ground truth verification; expert in working with satellite imagery to derive various data products and possesses knowledge of various GIS and Satellite Image processing software
Mr. Pallab Banerjee
Manager - Finance
Pallab Banerjee is a Manager - Finance, currently working in CII Water Institute is looking after the Accounts & Finance & MIS of this COE. He holds a Post Graduate Diploma in International Business Operations (PGDIBO) from IGNOU and a bachelor’s degree in Commerce (B.COM) from Calcutta University. He is having 27 years of experience in this profession. He has been working in CII since 1997. He had participated in CII-1st Asian Car Rally in 2004 and had travelled 8 countries by road. Earlier 14 years (approx.) he had worked with CII-Central Office Accounts Department and handled many important day to day operational accounting activities. Prior to this he had worked with an Import & Export Company as a Finance Manager. And had handled Income tax raid cases of the said company. And had Worked various Chartered Accountants Company as an Audit Assistant &Audit Manager.
Ms. Preeti Kathuria
Executive Officer
An MBA in HR with a Diploma in Training and Development has more than 10 yrs of rich experience in the field of organizing Conferences, workshops, seminars along with Annual Summits and building partnerships etc.

As an Executive Officer, her work at the Centre involves creating awareness on Waste Water management and sectorial programs on water use efficiency amongst various stakeholders. She also undertakes several administrative assignments for the Centre.
Mr. Vipin Varghese
With over 4 years of experience in Programs and Outreach, Vipin Varghese has distinguished himself by his contribution in the execution & handling of the CII National Awards for Excellence in Water Management and numerous sectoral programs, conferences organized by CII-Water Institute.

His area of interest also includes engaging with Industry & government, Conference designing, branding and communication, facilitate International networking and marketing related strategy formulation.
Mr. Santosh Dixit
Santosh Dikshit, working as Quality Coordinator has over 13 years of experience in the field of monitoring of water quality from source, treatment processes, utility and qualitative investigation of the waste water to reuse & recycle. He has also worked at the Centre of qualitative & quantitative investigation of the water & wastewater and to undertake several external & internal waters audits & faced several legal & statutory water compliances audit with a government official.

He has a Master's degree in Environmental Science awarded by Magadh University and undergone training on aquarium management at Sanjay Gandhi Biological Park Patna and Industrial & Domestics Waste water management training from CPCB Delhi & SAIL Bokaro Steel Plant. Currently, he is responsible for coordinating water quality data collection and implementation during water audit at process & utility in different type of industrial sector. He is also responsible to calculate water balance, water use efficiency and identifying ways for saving water (reduce, reuse and recycle) based upon the water quality.
Mr. R Ramnath
Secretarial Assistance
With a postgraduation in Sociology and a Diploma in Journalism, Ramnath has a long experience of working with senior and top management in diverse industries ranging from printing & publishing, automobiles & ancillaries, chemicals and the non-profit sectors.
Presently, Mr. Ramnath provides secretarial assistance to the ED & CEO as also the Projects, Events and Advisory verticals. He is also entrusted with keeping track of purchases and payments and Institute publications